To honor Hill Air Force Base military personnel, veterans and their families, the Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors (NWAOR) and Layton will sponsor the "Sounds of Freedom"Appreciation Day on June 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Layton Commons Park.
The highlights of the event, beginning at noon, include a flag ceremony, a fly over by F-16s, a classic car show with nearly 300 entries and speeches by high-ranking officers, local area representatives.
Festivities also feature a car show hosted by J.C. Hackett, musical entertainment, a drawing for a Colt M4 semi-automatic rifle, and booths with demonstrations, games, food and drinks. The event is free to the public with donations being accepted at the park by NWAOR in support of the local military housing assistance fund.
"It's a privilege to be able to support the 'Sounds of Freedom' appreciation day with a flyover," said Col. Scott Long, 388th Fighter Wing commander.
"The local community is instrumental to our wing's ongoing success, and we're very fortunate for their continued dedication and support of Hill Air Force Base," he said.
"Hill Air Force Base is critical to Northern Utah and to our country, our goal is to show our military families how much we care," said L.T. Weese, Chairman of Public Relations for NWAOR.
"For the wives and children of Hill AFB who operate in harm's way, a willing burden and a possible traumatic experience becomes reality," said Layton Mayor, Steve Curtis.
The event is also supported and sponsored by AIRFORCE.comand Rock-n-Roll Radio Car Show & Cruise Nights. For information about the "Sounds of Freedom" Appreciation Day visit www.utahsoundsoffreedom.com and call L.T. Weese at (801) 645-1919.