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Memorial Day programs in local communities

By Linda Petersen
Programs to honor those who have served our country will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 in three northern Utah County communities. American Fork will also hold a fire department breakfast and a flag retiring program.
American Fork

American Fork Fire & Rescue will serve up its annual Memorial Day Breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. at the 96 North Center Street fire station. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. At the breakfast, those in attendance can tour some of the fire trucks, ambulances and a Lifeflight helicopter, try out UHP's crash simulator or get their photos taken with Smokey the Bear. Tickets are currently being sold at the fire station.

At 11 a.m. that day the city will sponsor its Memorial Day program: "Our Community Honors and Remembers" at American Fork Junior High School, 1098 North 20 East. The keynote speaker will be Cemetery Sextant Ray Garrett The program will include music numbers by the American Fork High School Marching Band and the Timpanogos Chorale, a reading of the honor roll and a 21-gun salute.

At 2 p.m. there will be a flag retiring ceremony at the Quail Cove Amphitheater, 851 East 700 North. The ceremony will include the Veterans of Foreign Wars and words from Mayor Brad Frost.

On Memorial Day, Lehi City, American Legion Post 19 and the Lehi Arts Council are sponsoring a 9 a.m. ceremony at the city cemetery, 1525 North 600 East, to honor the city's veterans.

The Alpine City Memorial Day Remembrance and Recognition Ceremony will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. on May 28 at the bowery by the flagpole in the Alpine City Cemetery.

The ceremony will include military honors of raising the flag, remarks and prayer by a military chaplain, recognition of all veterans attending, singing of a military medley led by the Alpine Youth Council, remarks by a combat veteran, a 21-gun salute for the fallen and a rendition of "Taps."Light refreshments will be served by the Alpine Youth Council afterward.

If you are a veteran and are interested in posting the colors of your branch of service or leading the gathering in the Pledge of Allegiance, please contact Lynn Higgins at 801-319-2264.
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