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The 2022 Utah Legislative Session came to an end on Friday, March 4. We are grateful for the hard work and support of the Utah Legislature in continuing to make Utah the best state in the nation for Veterans, members of the military, and their families. Below is a brief summary of the several bills[…]
Governor Spencer J. Cox officially recognizes March 29, 2022 as Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day in Utah. Utah is home to an estimated 45,000 Vietnam War Veterans and we thank them for their service to our country. A small ceremony will be held at the Layton City Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica at 2 p.m. today honoring[…]
Governor Cox has issued an official declaration recognizing Veterans Day in Utah and shares a special message to Veterans and all Utahns. “As Governor, I am beyond proud of the Utah Veterans… wherever Utahns have served, they have stood firm in the defense of freedom — not just protecting our liberties, but also helping liberate[…]
Governor Cox, President Adams, Speaker Wilson and military officials recognize Utah Centenarian Veterans
Gov. Spencer J. Cox, Senate President Stuart Adams, Speaker Brad Wilson and representatives from the Utah Army National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy recognize and address Utah centenarian Veterans in a video message. “Over the past century, you have watched our nation grow and progress even through the most challenging of times. Your[…]
Governor Spencer Cox has declared September 25 through October 3, 2021, as Blue Star Welcome Week in Utah. Blue Star Welcome Week is an initiative to recognize the roughly 600,000 active-duty and transitioning military families who move to new communities each year. More than 70% of military families live off-base in their local civilian communities,[…]
Governor Spencer Cox has declared Friday, September 17, 2021, as POW/MIA Recognition Day in Utah. Utah recognizes and is grateful for the service and sacrifice of these men and women and supports the continued efforts to find and recover the remains of the still missing. Such efforts led to the identification of a Utah sailor,[…]
In honor of the nearly 3000 people killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Governor Cox declares September 11, 2021 as Patriot Day in Utah, A National Day of Service and Remembrance and issues video remarks. “Let us join together throughout Utah to remember the many mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters that were[…]
Governor Spencer Cox reaffirms Utah’s commitment to reduce suicide. Utah is one of 35 states participating in the Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. This challenge is a partnership between the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement state-wide[…]
Governor Spencer J. Cox issued a declaration honoring and recognizing the men and women who died while in defense of the United States of America.
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