Organizers of Utah's May 27 welcome home parade for Operation Desert Storm troops have initiated a fund-raising drive to help pay for the event.

Military units from all branches of the service throughout Utah have committed to participate in the parade, which organizers say will include ticker tape, a flyover by F-16s, Apache attack helicopters and vintage aircraft.The scope of the parade has been expanded to honor veterans of all wars. If extra money is raised, organizers say the excess will be added to scholarships and special funds established on behalf of the three Utahns killed in Operation Desert Storm.

First Security Bank branches will handle donations. Checks should be addressed to Welcome Home Celebration, account number 032-45599-33.