Memorial Day services and events in Utah

Posted at 3:59 PM, May 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-26 07:31:29-04

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American Fork
Utah Governor Gary Herbert will be the keynote speaker at American Fork’s annual Memorial Day Program, to be held Monday, May 26, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Alpine Tabernacle, 110 East Main Street, American Fork.

Entitled “Remembrance,” the 75-minute program will also feature performances by the American Fork High School A Capella Choir and the nationally-renowned American Fork High School Marching Band. Various City officials will also participate, along with the Utah National Guard 1457th Battalion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 491B.

The program will include a presentation from the community to the family of Utah County Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Cory Wride, who grew up in the American Fork and was killed in the line of duty January 30, 2014. American Fork City Councilman Brad Frost will unveil the design of a monument honoring Sgt. Wride, which will be placed in adjacent Robinson Park in June. Frost will display a granite plaque which will become part of the monument.

“It’s the community paying tribute to Cory Wride, the boy and the man, and through him to all who serve us in law enforcement,” Frost said.

Utah Veterans Memorial Park
17111 S. Camp Williams Road
Bluffdale, UT
12:00 Noon

On behalf of the SFA Chapter LXX (70) Board of Directors and the Memorial Committee you are cordially invited to attend the Dedication of the Special Forces Bronze Bust Memorial. The Bronze Bust (Phase II) is a Memorial that will sit next to the Granite monument that was dedicated on Memorial Day 2013 in honor of those who have served past, present and who will serve in the future United States Army Special Forces.

It is because of the dedication and selflessness of those who have served that Special Forces has become what it is today and will be in years to come. The Memorial is a tribute and salute to all United States Army Special Forces.

This Historic event is open for everyone to attend and is destined to be a memorable one. There will be plenty of free parking at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park.

To learn more about this event, please contact Gerald E. Tatton (801) 458-1931 or email

Unveiling of the new Veterans Memorial
Summit County Courthouse
60 N Main St.
Coalville , UT

Heber Valley
The Heber Valley Railroad Wild West Days started Friday and will continue Saturday and Monday.

The festivities include a 45-minute train ride on the historic Heber Creeper, where you’ll experience train robbers and a cowboy sing-a-long. Tickets are $15, click here for details.


Chuck Wagon Breakfast
Main Street Park
13000 S 5900 W
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Memorial Day Tribute Ceremony
Herriman City Cemetery
12520 S Pioneer St. (6000 W)
9 a.m.

Riverton American Legion Post 140 will honor those who have passed on with a free program of patriotic music and poetry. There will also be a reading of veteran names, a 21-gun salute and playing of “Taps.”

Salt Lake City – Fort Douglas
The Fort Douglas annual Memorial Day program will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Memorial Day.

The Utah Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Fort Douglas Military Cemetery at 10:00 AM, Monday 26 May, honoring those who have served to protect the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States.

Prior to the ceremony, starting at 9:30, there will be a “march” from the Fort Douglas Museum Memorial Park to the Cemetery.

The public is invited to join AUSA for both the march and ceremony. For directions to Memorial Park, enter “32 Potter Street, Salt Lake City, UT” into Google Maps. Enter “425 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT” for directions to the 10:00 AM ceremony.

Questions concerning this event may be directed to the Utah AUSA V.P. for Public Affairs, COL (Ret) Kevin Riedler at: or (571) 205-0007.
Click here for details.

Sandy – Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery

Memorial Day Service to honor the service and dedication of Utah veterans.
Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery
1950 East 10600 South
Sandy, Utah 84092

Services will include speakers, flag service with the Utah National Guard and performance of the military branch anthems.
Congressman Jim Matheson and Major Gen. Jefferson S. Burton to Honor Utah Veterans at Memorial Day Service, Color Guard from Utah National Guard, The Minuteman Brass Quintet, Brian Stucki, Wasatch & District Pipe Band and the Herriman High Chamber Choir

West Valley City – Rocky Mountain Raceways
Monday night is military appreciation night at Rocky Mountain Raceway. The racing begins at 6:15 p.m. Military personnel and vets get in free, and an accompanying family member can get in for half price. Click here for details.

West Jordan
The West Jordan Memorial Day Tribute will happen at Veterans Memorial Park at 7 p.m. Monday. Click here for details.

Gov. Herbert orders flags lowered
Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Mon., May 26, 2014, in honor of Memorial Day.

Gov. Herbert issued the following statement:

“I hope everyone has the opportunity this Memorial Day to recognize and honor our military and veterans. Please recognize the day for its original intent: remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. No matter your plans this holiday weekend, please take time to show your gratitude for all those who have fought for freedom.”

The flags will be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to noon on Mon., May 26, 2014.

Earlier Events:
The Salt Lake Bees military appreciation and fireworks night is Saturday night. Military personnel will receive a free ticket with ID.

The bees are playing the Fresno Grizzlies and the first pitch is at 6:35. The fireworks display will happen right after the game. Click here for details.

The Homestead Resort in Midway is hosting the Crawfish Festival Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for kids. Click here for details.