Our View: Parade honors veterans

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 2:27 PM

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner

Monday is Veterans Day. It’s an opportunity to honor and remember the service of all Americans who have sacrificed their time and safety to protect the United States as part of the U.S. Armed Forces. Our respect and gratitude is extended to those currently serving in the military, many of whom are still in dangerous locations battling Islamist extremists.

On Saturday, there will be a Veterans Day parade in Ogden. None of the units, groups or individuals who are participating in the parade are charged for the privilege. The cost is covered through private donations and county RAMP funds.

For those interested in more information on the parade, call parade chairman Robert Porter at 801-393-3461 or Richard Armstrong at 801-695-1205.

The parade begins Saturday at 11:11 a.m. with pre-parade planning beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will start between 30th and 31st streets on Washington Boulevard, then move north to 25th Street and eventually head west down 25th Street. At that location, a pair of Ogden Fire Department ladder trucks will display an American flag.

We urge residents of Ogden and the Top of Utah to support these events that honor our veterans.

Too many have died and been wounded in the past 12 years, for example, to ever forget their importance.

In the United States and across the world, the graves of our vets who died in wars through the centuries serve as reminders of why we live in a free nation, and what it takes to preserve the right to speak our minds and pursue happiness.

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