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Veterans AppreciationbrDay in Eureka was Nov. 2. Sponsored by the Tintic Elks Lodge #711, it was thebrlargest and most successful they ever held.

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Three hundred and tenbrpeople attended from all over Utah and everyone appeared to have a great time.

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In addition to a hugebrlunch buffet that ran almost the length of the large Elks Hall meeting room.

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The food was suppliedbrby two local restraints, B’s Diner and Porters.

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The Dodge ChallengerbrClub of Utah brought to town a parking lot full of spectacular automobles. Anybrveterans that wanted a ride in one of these muscle cars got one.

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The Back countrybrOff-road Adventure Rally club brought a variety of Jeeps, SUV’s and pickups,broffering free trail rides into the mining district behind town.

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ATV rides were alsobravailable.

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It was a beautiful daybrfor getting out into the mountains and touring roads around Eureka.  

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In the afternoon,brthere was a Flag raising ceremony in front of the Eureka City Hall. The TinticbrHigh School Band provided the music.

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The crowd of people inbrthe street watching this ceremony must have been at least a couple hundredbrpeople.

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Then the crowd movedbrinto a large meeting room at the Elks lodge for presentation of the Utah ColdbrWar Victory Medal.

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It is given forbrhonorable service in the United States military (including Reservists andbrNational Guard) between Sept. 2, 1945 and Dec. 26, 1991. Twelve medals werebrpresented during this ceremony.

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A raffle was the finalbrevent of the afternoon.

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This VeteranbrAppreciation Day was a success for all who participated because of ourbrcommunity values and gratitude for our great country. A country that is free tobrcreate a public appreciation for our military people who have served ourbrcountry.

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The friendship and comradery were heartwarming to witness. (Helmickbris a Serve Daily contributor.)

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