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Memorial Day events planned along Wasatch Front



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utahns will show their respects for military men and women during Memorial Day events scheduled throughout the state Monday.

Memorial Day events include:

  • Lindon - 8 a.m. Dedication of Monument to Freedom at the Lindon City Cemetery, 600 North and 200 East. This is the culmination of a three-year effort to construct a veterans memorial in the cemetery.
  • Provo - 10 a.m. Flag ceremony at the city cemetery, 610 S. State St. Event includes a flag ceremony by Independence High School, musical numbers by the Timpview High School Band, and a wreath-laying ceremony led by Provo Mayor John Curtis. Speakers will be America's Freedom Festival at Provo speech contest finalist Michelle Morris and executive director Paul Warner. The hour-long program will end with a 21-gun salute by the Provo Police Department and the "Taps" bugle call.
  • American Fork - 11 a.m. Program at the city cemetery, 600 N. Center St. This year's program will honor women veterans with special guest speaker Linnell Kunavich, and will feature music by Julene and Sarah Judd, the American Fork High School Jazz Band and Marching Band.
  • Sandy - 10 a.m. Military leaders and musicians hold a ceremony at Larking Sunset Lawn Cemetery, 1950 E. 10600 South Program to include remarks from former Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson, Sgt. Major Gary Barnes, and performance by Junior Maile.
  • Sandy - 11 a.m. Memorial Day event at Lake Hills Memorial Cemetery, 10055 S. State St. Flag ceremony at 11 a.m.; bagpipe concert at 11:10 a.m.; field of honor presentation at noon.
  • Ogden - 11 a.m. Ceremony at the Hill Aerospace Museum Mazer Chapel, 7961 Wardleigh Rd.
  • West Jordan -1 p.m. Tribute at Veteran's Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 South.

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