With a plea for Utahns to help the families of those serving in the Persian Gulf, Gov. Norm Bangerter introduced mothers: one the mother of the oldest Utahn serving in Saudi Arabia, a 64-year-old National Guardsman; the other the mother of the youngest Utahn, just 18, also serving the in area.

"We're proud of the honor and excellence with which our soldiers are serving our country, and I call on every Utahn to make an extra effort to be of comfort and support to your neighbors who have a family member called up for active duty," he said.