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Operation Hero honors fallen service members with drive-thru display

Morgan Farr, 15, becomes emotional after placing a sign honoring her father, U.S. Army Reservist Jared Paul Farr, who died in 2019, while setting up for Operation Hero’s drive-thru Memorial Day display at Station Park in Farmington on Friday, May 22, 2020. Farr joined her teammates on the Roy High School drill team to place 281 yard signs and 50 American flags in honor Utah service members who have died while in service since Sept. 11, 2001. The signs include a hero’s name, rank, military branch, angel date and a picture. Families are invited to drive or walk past the display. Antionette Stapley founded Operation Hero in honor of her late husband, U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Tracy Stapley, who died July 3, 2013 during a deployment to Qatar. Steve Griffin, Deseret News

Morgan Farr, 15, becomes emotional after placing a sign honoring her father, U.S. Army Reservist Jared Paul Farr, who died in 2019, while setting up for Operation Hero’s drive-thru Memorial Day display at Station Park in Farmington on Friday. Farr joined her teammates on the Roy High School drill team to place 281 yard signs and 50 American flags in honor of Utah service members who have died while in service since Sept. 11, 2001. The signs include a hero’s name, rank, military branch, angel date and a picture. Families are invited to drive or walk past the display through Monday. Antionette Stapley founded Operation Hero in honor of her late husband, U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Tracy Stapley, who died July 3, 2013, during a deployment to Qatar. For the past three years, Station Park has provided a venue for Operation Hero’s Fallen Boots display, but due to the COVI-19 pandemic the public gathering was canceled.