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(KSL News) Some leaders of the local veterans community say they will not participate in an upcoming ceremony because Mayor Rocky Anderson will be there.
Both the Deseret Morning News and the Salt Lake Tribune report the veterans were supposed to attend the November 7 rededication of the renovated veterans section of the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
But the chairman of the Utah State Veterans Advisory Council said members won't show up if Anderson is there. They say they want the rededication to honor veterans, both past and present.
The mayor says he believes the uproar is really about his stance on Iraq. He says he fully supports veterans and their families but is opposed to U.S. involvement in Iraq.