Provo City Cemetery unveils new statue honoring the fallen for Memorial Day

Provo City Veterans Council and America’s Freedom Festival unveiled a new veterans memorial at the Provo City Cemetery during its Memorial Day Service Monday morning. The eagle statue, which was organized by Aaron Rittmanic as part of his Eagle project for Boys Scouts of America, sits atop the Veterans Memorial that already existed on the […]

Memorial Day 2017: Honoring history, running to remember

Running on Memorial Day is one way to honor veterans this year. In its 7th year, Run of Remembrance creates family-friendly races for community members to come out, run and remember those who served their country. Dave Bell, owner of Runtastic Events, starting running at 6 years old when his late father, Carl Bell, introduced him to the sport. […]

Provo restaurateur: We can do better for veterans

April 25 isn’t Veterans Day. It’s not Memorial Day. It’s not an anniversary of the end of a war, attack or a military event. So that’s exactly why Chad Pritchard is hosting a dinner for veterans that night. “Honestly, I just wanted to do something out of the ordinary,” he said. “It’s not Memorial Day, […]

Memorial Day 2016: Ceremonies for vets, fun with history

Camp Floyd State Park does something a little different for Memorial Day weekend — it’s got a Civil War encampment. “It’s a family-friendly event,” said Chuck Mood, park ranger at Camp Floyd, at 18035 W. 1540 North in Fairfield. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, there will be period games to play, uniforms for […]

Provo focuses on Vietnam veterans for Memorial Day

Provo is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War during its Memorial Day program starting at 10 a.m. Monday, to give those veterans the respect and thanks they deserve but didn’t always receive when they returned from service. “A lot of the speakers and those on the program are Vietnam veterans,” said Whitney Booth, […]

Memorial Day activity: New Civil War records released

In conjunction with Memorial Day, announced significant updates to its free Civil War historic records collection online. Families can discover ancestors who fought in America’s Civil War by browsing the Civil War landing page for records of the 3 million soldiers who fought in the Civil War, including the 620,000 who died. “Each soldier […]

Weekend best bets (May 23-26)

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley. Plus, this week we bring you an extra event for the extended Memorial Day weekend festivities. Here are six events sure to liven up your weekend: 1. “Willy Wonka Jr.” Get a golden ticket […]