Fort Douglas honors WWII veterans with celebration

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Fort Douglas Museum paid tribute Saturday to World War II veterans in celebration of Fort Douglas Day.

A parade of vintage military tanks and military vehicles honored veterans. The day's activities also included a demonstration of weapons, including the firing of a cannon.

Fort Douglas Day honors Utah's military heritage and the history of the fort.

"Heroism and the patriotism of Utah is really expressed here," said Bob Voyles, director of the Fort Douglas Museum. "Just about every serviceman that ever went through the military, up until1970, was inducted through here."

Reenactors dressed in World War II uniforms. Those in attendance enjoyed a jazz band concert and free food.

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