FORT DOUGLAS The Army Reserve 96th Regional Readiness Command will host Memorial Day activities at historic Fort Douglas Monday starting with a memorial march at 9:20 a.m.
The march start point will be on the west side of Building 108, Soldiers Circle, and it will end at the Fort Douglas Cemetery on Chipeta Way. March elements include 3rd California Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps leading the way, riderless horse and marchers. Marchers may enter Fort Douglas from Gate 5 on Hempstead Road. Parking is available just west of the Fort Douglas Museum.
A Memorial Day ceremony at the Fort Douglas Cemetery will begin at 10 a.m. with Utah congressional delegation members Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Chris Cannon as speakers.
Other elements of this ceremony will include a "Fallen Soldiers" memorial, soldier roll call, wreath placement, 21-gun salute, Echo Taps and music. Parking is available at the cemetery. Enter the cemetery from the University of Utah Research Park's Wakara Way.
At noon there will be a flag restoration ceremony at the Fort Douglas Cemetery, where the flag on the pole will be restored from half-staff to full-staff.
The public is welcome to all events. For additional information contact Claude McKinney, 801-656-4133.