Veterans Week: Honoring Those Who Serve

November 3, 2023 will mark five years since North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor was killed in action while deployed to Afghanistan with the Army National Guard. Each year since then, a larger-than-life American flag has proudly flown in North Ogden’s Coldwater Canyon–and we’re excited to announce it will fly again this year! Join the Major Brent Taylor Foundation for a series of events anchored around the anniversary of Brent’s death and the annual nation-wide celebration of Veterans Day.

Oct 28 – Nov 11, Flight of The Major
The flag will be deployed into the canyon on Saturday, October 28th. Meet at the Coldwater Canyon Trailhead (2700 North Mountain Road) at 7 a.m. to help carry the flag up the mountain.

Nov 1 – 11, 2023 Tribute Field of Flags
Know a Veteran or current member of the military? Dedicate a flag to them to be part of the 2023 Tribute Field of Flags. The field will be in place in front of Pleasant View City Hall.

Nov 3, Annual Major Brent Taylor Gala
Want to attend (or sponsor!) the annual Major Brent Taylor Foundation fundraiser gala? Tickets and sponsorships are available now through the MBTF website.

Nov 4, Memorial Ruck March, 9 am
NEW THIS YEAR — a memorial Ruck March from the Ben Lomond Cemetery to the flag trail head. No registration required.

Nov 5, Outdoor Devotional, 4 pm, Barker Park, No Ogden

Nov 11, 5th Annual Veterans Memorial Blood Drive, 1-7 pm
Want to give the gift of life in honor of the brave men and women in our military who are willing to protect our lives with theirs? In partnership with the American Red Cross, sign up to donate blood. Pleasant View South Stake Center 2975 North 1000 West.

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