On Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. the Utah Freedom Memorial will be unveiled on a spot just south of Sandy City Hall. There will be a public ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration, as part of Armed Forces Day 2014 celebrations.
“We want to create a place that will honor the lives of soldiers that have given their lives for our freedom as well as help our youth develop a full appreciation of our nation’s core values and the sacrifices that have been made to secure our freedoms,” memorial organizer Paul Swenson said. “This memorial will celebrate freedom and be a reverent place to honor men and women of all branches of the military and from all conflicts.”
The memorial was inspired by Adam Galvez who died in action in Iraq in 2006. Galvez’s parents wanted to pay tribute to their son as well as other soldiers who have died in the line of duty.
The memorial will be built adjacent to the Utah Healing Field 9-11 flag display lawn and directly north of the “Hope Rising” firemen at ground zero sculpture.
Before the unveiling of the new memorial
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