In celebration of the Memorial Day weekend and the air show a special Warrior Call was held May 24 at the Landing.
The guest speaker was Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jay Hess, a former POW of the Vietnam War; he spent 5 years in the Hanoi Hilton; a prison that had been built by French colonists and was later used by North Vietnam for housing POWs.
Hess began his talk by recognizing those with whom he had served.
Memorial Day ceremonies on May 28 at the Hill Aerospace Museum will feature two very different opportunities to remember those who served our country in war and peace. The Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah and Pioneer Flight, Order of Daedalians, will hold a memorial service at 9:30 a.m. at the Hill Aerospace Museum's Mazer Memorial Chapel. This year's program will speak to Utah's Warriors Along the Wasatch and will honor Utah's Medal of Honor and Military Order of the Purple Heart recipients.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As I prepare to retire, I once again find myself reflecting on what it means to serve. Foremost in my thoughts are those who have risked their lives to preserve freedom and democracy. Even as we are hosting barbecues this weekend, or just enjoying extra time with our families, brave men and women are demonstrating their commitment to the United States and our way of life as they engage in military operations far from home.
It was the support of the community and the support of Ogden City's leaders that sustained the Ogden Police Department in the difficult days after Agent Jared Francom's death, said Assistant Police Chief Eric Young at a presentation May 15 at the Hill Aerospace Museum.
The Boy Scouts hanging innumerable flags in the cold before the procession through the streets of the community, the mounting of a huge flag at the corner of 25th Street and Washington Avenue by the fire department, the outpouring of support from the lined streets by residents.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The exact origins of Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, are not known. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, that a day should be observed nationwide as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation. That first observation took place May 30 of the same year.