By legislative resolution and the signature of the Governor, this week in Utah has been designated Military Appreciation Week.
It may seem a bit redundant, coming as it does two weeks after an emotional Memorial Day and a week after the 60th Anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion. In reality, though, can enough ever be done to adequately express appreciation for the role our nation’s military plays in preserving the freedoms we enjoy?
KSL appreciates the men and women from Utah who are currently serving throughout the world. We think primarily of those at the center of ongoing conflict – in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. And we appreciate the sacrifices being made by their families here at home.
KSL appreciates the veterans of previous wars and armed conflicts. It is especially appropriate that a monument was recently dedicated in Washington, D.C. to honor those who served in World War II.
And KSL appreciates the role the military plays in everyday Utah life. Military related industry based in Utah, for example, provides thousands of jobs, while having an enormous positive impact on the state’s economy.
Our deepest appreciation, however, is for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Where the casualties of war are concerned, no amount of appreciation expressed can compensate for what they have done.