BY JENNIFFER WARDELL
Clipper Staff Writer
LAYTON — A day out in the sunshine can help support local troops.
“Sounds of Freedom,” set for June 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Layton Commons Park, will include a car show, helicopter rides, food, an aerial flyby, live music and more.
“It’s the coolest event ever,” said L.T. Weese, one of the event organizers. “We’ll have anything and everything.”
A flag ceremony will be held at noon, accompanied by a aerial flyby featuring WWII aircraft. There will also be face painting, vendor booths and prize drawings.
In conjunction with the event, a motorcycle ride will start at 10 a.m. June 8 at the Moon Dog Cafe in Layton. The ride will end at the park at 11:45 a.m. so participants can attend the flag ceremony.
Though the event is free, Weese and others encourage participants to donate to the Hill AFB Resiliency Program and the new Army Special Forces Memorial Monument in Bluffdale. Representatives from Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City are working with Weese on the event.
The resiliency program, which is where HAFB will direct its portion of proceeds, offers a variety of services to returning troops.
“It covers everything from counseling to deployment retreats,” said Weese. “It’s just a way to help support them when they come back.”
Layton Commons Park is located at 465 Watch Drive in Layton. Moon Dog’s Cafe is located at 792 W. Hill Field Road in Layton.