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"It's a great patriotic program, a great opportunity for these young people and the citizens of Rexburg to really pay honor to our veterans in this area."

November 1, 2017
Writer: Sydney Jensen

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of recovering from Halloween, preparing for Thanksgiving and stocking up on Christmas gifts, there's one holiday the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce is working to make sure everyone remembers: Veterans Day. 

"We're excited because. the veterans program, I think the older generations understand it, but the younger generations may not and we wanted them to see the tribute we have in store," Chris Mann, President of the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce told BYU-Idaho Radio. "It's a great patriotic program, a great opportunity for these young people and the citizens of Rexburg to really pay honor to our veterans in this area."

The program will be hosted at a new location this year, Madison High School, but will still keep the traditions like laying out wreaths in honor of those who served.

"We have 18 different wreaths are being provided and being presented by area businessmen and community leaders," Mann said. "We're going to have them all lined up at the front and an opportunity to introduce each person who's presenting a wreath."

After the ceremony, Mann says, the wreaths are taken to the veterans memorial at Smith Park where they will be on display throughout the winter.

The Veteran's Ceremony is Friday, November 10th at the Madison High School Gymnasium at 10:00 am. Community park and chair seating on the floor will be available.

You can listen to the full interview below.