Honoring Utah’s Fallen

Honoring Utah’s Fallen


The Military & Veteran Counseling Center invited you to show your appreciation for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in laying down their life for our country.

May 27th, 2016 Over 500 people attended

Many came to support the Gold Star families (families of the fallen) and show respect for those who sacrificed for our freedom in an exclusive memorial service.  Families participated in the assembly of Utah’s first monument consisting of 752 “dog tags” engraved with the names of every fallen Utah service member from the Korean conflict to present. They each signed the monument to connect them with their lost family member.

Honoring Utahs fallen Welcome       Honoring Utahs Fallen monument              

Speakers included Adjutant General, Maj Gen Burton and Director and trauma therapist Melanie Squire.

  Honoring Utahs Fallen general Burton      Honoring Utahs Fallen Melanie Squire

Therapist Melanie Squire and Vocalist of the National Anthem Windy Bass

Honoring Utahs fallen vocalist


Members of the Patriot Guard Riders lined the walkways with the American Flags to welcome individuals to the event

Honoring Utahs fallen inside monument

Chaplain Lukus Counterman (Hill Air Force Base) and Chaplain Gerald White (Army National Guard) 

Honoring Utahs fallen chaplains