November 20, 2012

Cedar City Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, if you don’t want to labor in the kitchen all day, try one (or more) of the following restaurants.

Name                                                      Address                                      Special

Bard’s Food & Drink                           1575 W 200 N                      Thanksgiving Buffet

Denny’s                                                   255 N 1100 W

Garden House                                      164 S 100 W                     Special Thanksgiving Meal

IHOP                                                        980 W 200 N

Ninja Japenses Steak House         1180 Sage Dr # A

Odd Fellows Pub                                1575 W 200 N

Sonny Boy’s Barbecue                     126 N Main St                       Special Thanksgiving Buffet

From what we have gathered, Bard’s will be serving turkey, ham, sage dressing, cranberry chutney, roasted mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, green beans in mushroom cream sauce, candied sweet potatoes, freshly baked wheat, white rolls, and breads, cream pies and pumpkin pie.  The cost is $15.99 for adults, $13.99 for seniors, $8.99 for children under 11, and children under 3 eat free.  Call 865-7645 for reservations.

The Garden House will be serving traditional Thanksgiving  food: turkey, stuffing,potatoes, salad, and pie, but they also have sea food, prime rib, rice, and a HUGE dessert bar. Call 435-586-6110 for reservations.

Sonny Boys will be serving a Traditional Thanksgiving spread with some of the Sonny Boys favorites from 11 AM-5PM.

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November 10, 2012

Veterans Day Story

On February 27,2011  the last surviving World War I veteran passed away at the age of 110 years.  His name was Frank Woodruff Buckles.

Born in 1901, Frank Buckles lived and was educated in Missouri.  He enjoyed country living until his family moved to a frontier town in Oklahoma.  There he attended high school and worked at a bank until the Great War began.

At 16 years old, Buckle claimed he was 21 years and tried enlisting in the Marine Corp and the Navy but was rejected because of his size and flat feet.  After trying the Army, he was accepted and trained in trench casualty retrieval and ambulance operations.  During the war, we served in England and France, and after Armistice Day, he drove German prisoners of war back to Germany.

During World War II, he was working for a shipping company moving cargo in the Philippines.  He was captured by the Japanese and was imprisoned for 3 1/2 years as a civilian prisoner, but was rescued in 1945.

Buckle later married, had a daughter, and moved to a farm in West Virginia where he lived and worked until his death at 110 years of age.

Thank you for your service, Frank Buckles, and thank you to all our veterans.

Last Surviving WWI Veteran

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November 8, 2012

We Honor Our Veterans

After a rigorous campaign season and election, it is nice to set aside political differences and unite in honoring those who serve our country.  We thank those individuals and their families for their sacrifices, rejoice in their victories, and we pray for their safe return home.

The Department of Veterans Affairs reports the following statistics:
America’s Wars Total (1775 -1991) Not including current struggles
U.S. Military Service during Wartime      41,892,128
Battle Deaths                                              651,031
Other Deaths (In Theater)                          308,800
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater)       230,254
Non-mortal Woundings                            1,430,290
Living War Veterans                               16,962,000
Living Veterans (During War & Peace)   22,234,000

http://www1.va.gov/opa/publications/factsheets/fs_americas_wars.pdf

To every veteran, thank you for your service.

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November 2, 2012

Visit the National Parks for Free!

Veterans Day Weekend is coming up, and all entrance fees to the national parks will be waived November 10th-12th.  This is to encourage Americans to enjoy the beauty of our nation’s treasures.

Things to see:

Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks, and the Grand Canyon North Rim

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