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Festival Fairbanks broadcasts Veterans Day program

Published: Nov. 11, 2021 at 5:48 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - For more than 20 years, Festival Fairbanks has hosted a Veterans Day event honoring those who served in the nation’s military.

But for the last two years, COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of the event. Instead of an in-person ceremony this year, the organization has prepared a presentation to be broadcast on local television.

Julie Jones, Executive Director with the nonprofit, said, “We’re really excited to present to Fairbanks a beautiful program that’s a half-hour long, and it’s going to air on three local channels.”

The event features interviews with individuals who have a personal connection to the holiday. “We have a representative from the Alaska Native Veterans Association. We have someone from the American Legion Auxiliary,” Jones said. “We also interviewed a World War II vet with a very unique story.”

The program also includes a historical look at the sacrifices made by those who serve.

Jones said, “We want our veterans to feel honored. We feel that we’ve given a nice program to give honor to this day and thank not only our veterans, but their families, for their dedication and service to our nation.”

The program airs on KXDF Channel 13 at 6:30 p.m., and on KTVF Channel 11 at 7:30 p.m.

It can also be found on the Festival Fairbanks YouTube page.

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