TREMONTON – By Cari Doutre - June 1, 2021
While Tremonton City’s 2020 Memorial Day program was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tremonton City made sure that they would make up for what was missed the year before – and they succeeded in doing so.
On Monday, May 31, during Tremonton City’s 2021 Memorial Day program, a new sculpture was unveiled at Riverview Cemetery. The sculpture, designed by local artist Doug Adams, is similar to the one he made that currently sits outside the Tremonton City Library.
Read more about these sculptures in BRVNEWS.com’s previously posted article below.
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An unveiling ceremony for the sculpture happened Monday morning in front of a full crowd that comprised of local veterans, dignitaries and members of the community. A large cloth was placed over the sculpture (which was installed days before) revealing it to the public for the first time.
In addition to the unveiling ceremony, the program also included speeches from Tremonton City Councilman Lyle Holmgren, Harry Gephart and Diane Adams (Doug Adams’ wife) among others. Doug Adams was unable to attend the unveiling ceremony.
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Commemorate Memorial Day events to honor and remember the countless veterans who have served the United States throughout history, were also included in the program.
This year’s wreath laying ceremony was performed by Roberta Fronk, Deb Long and Jen Nelson. The wreath was placed before the new sculpture as a sign of respect for the men and women that have served their country. The Bear River Valley Reflections, a local woman's choir, also performed patriotic songs as part of Monday's Memorial Day program.
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There was also one new addition to this year’s Tremonton City Memorial Day program that the city is hoping doesn’t become a new tradition – an unexpected sprinkler appearance.
John Hurley, a freelance photographer for BRVNEWS.com, reports that during the unveiling ceremony, and just as the speaker at the time made a comment about Normandy Beach, the automatic sprinklers turned on.
But no need to worry, Tremonton City’s Marc Christensen and Zach LaFevre rushed to grab and cover the sprinkler head and prevented it from soaking the crowd and those on stage.
It will be a Memorial Day program that just might go down in the history books for Tremonton City, or at the very least, be remembered for years to come.
Photos by John Hurley