Frontier Homestead State Park recognizes military at appreciation day

By Holly Coombs

CEDAR CITY — The Frontier Homestead State Park joined all other 42 state parks and waived admission for active service members and veterans and their families last Saturday to celebrate Military Appreciation Day. 

The courageous military personnel were celebrated by many public attendees in the community with four different varieties of all-you-can-eat-pancakes with toppings. Coloring activities were available for the kids as well as a letter writing station to create letters for troops, in partnership with Operation Gratitude.

Visitors also had access to all hands-on historical activity stations. Admission to the park was $5 per family or free for active service members and veterans and their families, as well as Friends of the Frontier Homestead members. The activities ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

Museum Curator Ryan Paul said the day was a great success with a good attendance of families and local residents.

The museum staff usually has a treasure hunt set up for the day, but this year they chose not to do it.

“We just wanted to focus on the military appreciation day and recognize those who have done so much for this country,” Paul said.

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