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Park City plans to recall the fallen on Memorial Day

Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

Parkites have an opportunity to remember the nation’s fallen soldiers on Monday.

A Memorial Day ceremony is planned at the Park City Cemetery on Kearns Boulevard starting at 9 a.m.

Glenn Wright, the adjutant, or administrative officer, of the Park City post of the American Legion, said the ceremony is expected to last 30 minutes. It will be similar to past Memorial Day ceremonies in Park City.

The Treble Makers, a singing group, will perform the national anthem followed by remarks by dignitaries. Kris Smith, who is the commander of the Park City post, will speak to the crowd. Another member of the post leadership, Brian Seay, the vice commander, will also offer remarks. Park City Manager Diane Foster is scheduled to give the keynote speech.

Taps will be performed on a bugle, a flag ceremony is planned and a bagpipe player will perform "Amazing Grace."

Wright, a veteran of the Vietnam War, said he anticipates between 40 and 50 people will attend, a similar number as past years.

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Past Memorial Day ceremonies in Park City have drawn people of mixed ages to the cemetery. Veterans, current members of the military, their families and regular Parkites typically attend the ceremony.

A ceremony is not planned at the Glenwood Cemetery. The graves of 30 veterans will be marked with flags, though. The gates of the cemetery will be unlocked and open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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