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City hears community covenant request

Tyler Larsen

Leader Correspondent

At the May 21 city council meeting, Captain Earl Simmons of the Utah Army National Guard introduced a program called Community Covenant for the council’s consideration.

The Community Covenant program is designed to foster and sustain effective state and community partnerships with the Army to improve the quality of life for soldiers and their families. Community Covenant is a formal commitment of a commuity to support soldiers and families of the Army.

While Community Covenant is an Army program, it extends to many other military services. The program recognizes that many community efforts support all service members and their families, regardless of which uniform they wear.

The Community Covenant program begins with a signing. This is an actual event where the community gathers together and signs an agreement. The signers of the Covenant make a promise to recognize the commitment and the sacrifice the service members and their families have made. They also promise to assist the families and service members.

For more on this story pick up a copy of this week’s Leader.

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