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Utahns Lost in Iraq Honored
Utah's Youth of Promise will honor two Utah servicemen killed in the war with Iraq as part of a musical tribute to U.S. heroes April 24 and 25 at Layton High School. Proceeds will go toward a memorial honoring Utahns who perished in the Sept. 11 attacks and the ongoing battle against terrorism.
Organizers hope to erect the memorial near the Utah House at the Utah Botanical Gardens in Kaysville.
"This monument will be for all Utahns," director Margaret Brough says. "It will provide a wonderful educational experience as well as a place of reflections and remembrance."
The patriotic program will weave narratives about Utah's heroes along with music and historical retrospectives. Special guests will include members of the families of Marine Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley of Layton and Army Ranger Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais of Syracuse. Both died recently while serving in the war in Iraq.
Utah's Youth of Promise is a group of high school-aged volunteers who came together as a result of the national Community of Promise, overseen by Secretary of State Colin Powell and the Points of Light Foundation.
The program begins at 7 p.m. in Layton High School auditorium, 440 Lancer Lane. Admission is $3 for children, $5 for adults and $12 for a family. Members of the armed services are encouraged to wear their uniforms.
Brough says the group needs to raise nearly $200,000 for the memorial, which they hope to have in time for a July 4 groundbreaking ceremony.