Six Utah cities, two of them in Cache County, are holding Community Covenant signing ceremonies with the National Gard between September 8 and September 21. The two Cache County cities – Mendon and Richmond – are holding their signing ceremonies Saturday, September 8.
City officials will sign a Community Covenant at 11 a.m. at the Mendon City Cemetery. The Richmond ceremony starts at 6 p.m. at Richmond City Hall. The other ceremonies around the state are scheduled for next week.
According to Captain Mark Buffington of the National Guard the ceremonies will demonstrate a formal commitment in an effort to bring both local and military leaders together to more effectively recognize the contributions of cities and service members.
The overall goal of the Community Covenant program is to educate local leaders on the challenges that service members and their families experience in all phases of deployment, provide them with information on programs available to help military families and create a dialogue with the Utah National Guard to ensure that communities can meet the needs of service members, veterans and their families.