Next Monday is Memorial Day. Some will be swimming in Lake Powell. Some will be involved in ball tournaments. Others will be tuning up their yards and planting flowers.
Many, mostly those of us with a few gray hairs, will be decorating graves and thinking of parents, grandparents, siblings, and others who have influenced who and what we are. Many of us will also be remembering those brave men and women who gave their lives so that we can choose what we are doing this last Monday in May. Remembering our fallen heroes is, after all, why this day was set aside.
Communities in our valley and around our great country will be having programs the morning of Monday, May 28th to remember together the sacrifices that have been made by so many for our freedom and for all mankind.
At the Richfield Cemetery, there will be a breakfast prepared by the Rotary Club. It starts at 8:00 a.m. with all proceeds generously donated to the City for ongoing maintenance and flag replacement at the Veterans’ Memorial. Cost is only $6.00 per person!
Following the breakfast, a short program will be presented at the Veterans’ Memorial beginning at 10:00 a.m. An Honor Guard from our own Battery A, 222nd Field Artillery of the Utah Army National Guard will take care of official duties, and my good friend and Vietnam War Veteran, Dr. Tom Rose will be the featured speaker. Tom was an eye-witness to the realities of war and a hands-on participant in the heavy lifting required to preserve our freedoms.
Please join us and celebrate the day for what as it was intended. God Bless America!
Mayor David Ogden