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Memorial Day Observance
Kanab American Legion Post 69 invites you to the annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 29, 2017, at 11 a.m., at the Kanab City Cemetery.
Guest speakers include decorated Colonel Brent F. Anderson, Director of Operations and Training for the Utah Army National Guard. His Memorial Day address will include comments about PTSD and resilience. There will be a 21-Gun Salute by American Legion Honor Guard and music provided by Canyon Singers.
Colonel Brent F. Anderson was born in Cedar City, Utah. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1988. In 1995, he graduated from Southern Utah University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He simultaneously completed Officer Candidate School at the Utah Military Academy in 1994 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with the Utah Army National Guard in Field Artillery.
Over Col. Anderson’s military career, he has held numerous positions within the Utah Army National Guard. In June, 2006, he deployed with I Corps Artillery to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for 15 months as an Embedded Tactical Trainer.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal and the Afghan Campaign Medal.
Colonel Anderson is currently the G3, Director of Plans, Operations and Training for the Utah Army National Guard.
He is married to the former Laurie Henrie from Panguitch, Utah. They have five children: Michael, Colby, Ashlee, McClain and Brock.
There will be a Memorial Day ceremony honoring our Veterans at the Glendale Cemetery on Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. It will feature a special honorary tribute to Brian Harris and Ken Maxwell, two fallen heroes.
The Fredonia Cemetery Committee will have a Memorial Day program at the Fredonia Cemetery on May 29, 8 a.m. (Arizona time). Everyone is invited to honor our Veterans.