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Utah Fallen Soldiers Honored At State Capitol For Memorial Day

Utah residents and state officials gathered at the state capitol Monday for a special Memorial Day event to honor Utahns who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.According to KUTV, flags lined the front of the capitol, along with the names of Utah’s servicemen and servicewomen who’ve died protecting the country. Taps, a national song of remembrance, was played and there was a wreath-laying ceremony held in their honor.

 

The ceremony was unable to be held last year due to COVID-19, so the names of Utah veterans who passed away over the last year were read. Over 650 veterans from Utah have died since March 2020.

 

Throughout the state’s history, about 3,000 Utahs had died while serving in the military.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!