Sunrise service to honor veterans November 11
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The names of two veterans. James Earl Thode and Jason Ray Workman, have been added to the Veterans Memorial in Monticello.  Both were killed in action in afghanistan in the past year.  A sunrise service beginning at 7 a.m. on Veterans Day, November 11, will honor those who have served and those who gave their lives for the country.  Staff photo
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Veterans will be honored at a memorial service on November 11 at 7 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Monticello. The program will feature military honors and a guest speaker and will include Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Utah National Guard.

The brief sunrise service will formally recognize two veterans whose name’s been engraved on the memorial. They were both killed in action in Afghanistan in the past year

James Earl Thode, a member of the Utah National Guard, was killed in Afghanistan on December 2, 2010.

Jason Ray Workman, a member of the elite Navy Seal Team Six, was killed in Afghanistan on August 5, 2011.

In total, 27 local members of the military have been killed in action, including four in the War on Terror, five in the Vietnam War, 14 in World War II, and four in World War I.

The Veterans Memorial Park sits at the intersection of Highway 191 and 491 in Monticello. It features a large monument to honor the service of veterans. The names of local military personnel who have been killed in action are engraved on the back of the monument.
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