BY JENNIFFER WARDELL
Clipper Staff Writer
BOUNTIFUL — It’s a chance to remember our county’s fallen heroes.
Woods Cross and Farmington are planning Memorial Day events, as are Hill AFB and Lake View Cemetery in Bountiful. All three events allow residents to pay their respects to those who have fought for the country, as well as those who are still fighting overseas.
“Our main goal is to honor the veterans,” said Woods Cross City Council Member Rick Earnshaw. “It unites our community and brings everyone together.”
The Woods Cross event, set for Monday, starts at 6:30 a.m. at the city hall building or the adjacent Hogan Park. The first event is a 5K run, which is free and open to everyone. Runners can register the day of the event or online at woodscross.com.
Following that, there will be a flag ceremony and program starting at 8 a.m. The main speaker will be Col. Jack Tueller, who flew during WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. When he retired in 1966, he’d earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, almost two dozen air medals and two Legions of Merit, the nation’s highest peacetime award.
A double men’s quartet, consisting of Woods Cross residents, will perform “The Star Spangled Banner.” A women’s trio will perform as well. Following the program, there will be a pancake breakfast that costs $1 per person.
Farmington will hold its Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at noon at the Veteran’s Memorial at the Farmington City Cemetery, located next to Mountain View Park. Major General Donald M. Bagley will speak.
Bagley led the 96th Army Reserve Command from 1989 to 1993. The command, which is headquartered at Fort Douglas in Salt Lake, covers all the Army Reserve in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and North and South Dakota. The command is now known as the 96th Sustainment Brigade.
The Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah and Pioneer Flight, Order of Daedalians, will hold a memorial service on May 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the Hill Aerospace Museum’s Mazer Memorial Chapel. The service will honor Utah’s Medal of Honor recipients.
Following the memorial service, Lieutenant Commander William Edward Hall will be inducted into the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the museum’s Lindquist-Stewart Fighter Gallery. Hall received the Medal of Honor for his actions while serving as a pilot during WWII. His daughter, Lottie Hall, will receive the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame medal on behalf of the family.
Lake View Memorial Cemetery in Bountiful will also honor Memorial Day with music and a flag ceremony. A lone bagpiper will begin performing in the cemetery starting at noon on Saturday, moving from grave to grave.
At 7 p.m., there will be a flag ceremony by the Scottish-American Military Society, a national organization that has posts all over the United States. Immediately following the ceremony, the Utah Pipe Band will hold a free concert.
The lone bagpiper will return May 27 at 10 a.m. to perform for those bringing flowers to the graves of loved ones.