Utah Governor Gary Herbert said he knows a lot of people will be spending the long Memorial Day weekend with their families enjoying the time together. But on Herbert’s monthly <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2013_05_24_324_11165_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>Let Me Speak to the Governor</a> radio program Thursday he asked Utahns to take time to pause and remember the reason for the holiday – which is to honor our veterans who have risked their lives and even died for their country.
“My hope is that all of us, the Herbert family and others out there, as we have time with our families to enjoy the great weekend weather and beauty of Utah, will take a little bit of time during the day to think and pause and remember our veterans.
“Take an opportunity to thank a vet, thanks those who served, thank the family members. We’ve had a tragedy with the loss of life of Private First Class Cody J. Trouse.”
Trouse was recently killed in Afghanistan.