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Veterans Day events in Utah

Five former pilots will present a panel discussion titled "Fighter Bombers — Among the Bravest of the Brave," 8:45 a.m. in the Saltair Room of the University of Utah's Olpin Union Building.

Tooele Army Depot will honor veterans with a program starting at 10:30 a.m. Highlights include musical numbers and a speaker from the 62nd Explosive Ordnance Detachment that just returned from Iraq.

The U. will honor veterans with a 21-gun salute and full-dress military ceremony at 11 a.m. U. President Michael Young will present Utah veterans of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam with honorary medallions.

Vintage World War II military vehicles will be on display at the U. just south of the Union Building from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A historian will be on hand to answer questions.

A parade and ceremony honoring veterans will start at 11 a.m. at Murray Park, 5109 S. State. Immediately after, there will be a memorial ceremony at the Murray Park softball field conducted by Maj. Gen. Peter S. Cooke, commanding general of the 96th Regional Readiness Command. Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, is expected to attend.

The Utah State Veterans of Foreign Wars is sponsoring a Veterans Day Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at the Hill Aerospace Museum chapel.

A Veterans Day Observance Program is set for 11 a.m. at Southern Utah University's Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom. Current and former SUU students who have served or are serving in Iraq or Afghanistan will be honored.

Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. will speak at a Veterans Day program 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 17111 S. Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale. The program, sponsored by the Division of Veterans Affairs, will feature a salute to World War II veterans.

A multimedia discussion and exhibit, Navajo Code Talkers, is set for 2 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Natural History.

Atria Sandy will hold a Veterans Day celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. at the retirement home, 10970 S. 700 East, featuring a 21-gun salute.

The Utah Rally for Peace march begins at 2 p.m. at the City-County Building, 400 S. State, Salt Lake City, and moves on to Liberty Park. Afterward, the documentary "Winter Soldier," which details Vietnam War atrocities, will be shown at the Tower Theater, 876 E. 900 South, at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

The grand opening of the World War II Era Preservation Society's museum will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 6895 S. Whitmore Way (2220 East).

The annual Veterans Day concert presented by the Utah National Guard's 23rd Amy Band is set for 7 p.m. at the U.'s Jon M. Huntsman Center. A silent-auction fund-raiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.