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Service Men and Women Honored in Memory Grove

Service Men and Women Honored in Memory Grove



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(KSL News) Utah service men and women who have been missing in action or prisoners of war were honored today at the annual POW-MIA ceremony at Memory Grove.

This is the third annual ceremony organized by the Air Force ROTC at the University of Utah.

This year's event featured former POW Richard Burt as the guest speaker. He was shot down over Europe and was a prisoner of war in Germany and Poland. He later served in Vietnam.

He was presented with the flag after the formal military retreat. "[It was] very touching. They always are. The flag is very special. I just told Charlie over there, he says, ‘What am I gonna do with it?' And I said, ‘It's gonna fly over the family ranch every Fourth of July,'" Burt said.

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