Free Utah Valley events to celebrate Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a day to honor and pay tribute to veterans and military personnel. While Veterans Day lands on Saturday this year, many cities and organizations have spread their events over Friday and Saturday. Here are a few 2017 Veterans Day events in Utah Valley: American Fork Using the theme, “All Gave Some, Some […]

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, […]

8 LDS Church leaders who served in the armed forces

On Friday, the United States celebrates Veterans Day, a day we honor individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have served in the military as well as Church leaders. Here are eight recent general authorities — some living, some recently deceased […]

Community will join Lehi man who was prompted to stand for fellow veterans

[pullquote]If you go… When: 8-10:30  a.m. Where: 500 East bridge over I-15 in Lehi What: Flag ceremony, hot chocolate, coffee, doughnuts[/pullquote] Last Veterans Day Jonathan Walker was in his Army uniform, standing on the Lehi 500 East bridge over I-15 alone, saluting, with cars passing under and behind him. This year the bridge will be […]

Springville WWII vet tells of Nazis, Normandy and a magical Christmas

  In a war that left 15 million soldiers dead and 25 million wounded, it’s nothing short of a miracle that an 18-year-old boy from Springville survived after fighting on the front lines for nine months. Keith Davis’s only battle scars are punctured ear drums and the memories of the horrifying scenes he witnessed — […]

Area artists to perform in free Veteran’s Day event

For the eighth year in a row, the SCERA Center for the Arts will honor United States veterans by hosting a free show that will bring a spirit of patriotism closer to home. The show will feature performances from local artists and a keynote address from Orem resident Captain Mark J. Buffington, Company Commander of […]