Commemoration of Utah’s Veterans seeks nominations

This year will mark the eighth annual Commemoration of Utah’s Veterans held by the U.

Each year the U nominates 10 or 11 veterans who have served the United States in a war, recognizing them for their good deeds and military services.

“This program serves a great purpose in recognizing all veterans, both men and women, who would not otherwise be recognized,” By Sims, a Korean War veteran, said.

Those nominated must have served in combat, must be willing to share their experience and must currently reside in Utah.

The 11 honorees will receive a medallion on Nov. 11 and be presented at Rice-Eccles Stadium the following day during half time of the Utah football game against New Mexico.

“The U is pleased to do this. It serves as an opportunity to offer thanks and recognition for all [the veterans] have done,” committee member Ann Floor said.

Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the committee is focusing on veterans who served during the Vietnam War, but all nominations will be considered.

“Everyone is invited to nominate and find stories of those who have not received recognition,” said Floor.

Applications can be found online at All nominations are due by July 6.

Caitlin York