To the editor:

Please accept my thanks for your support in publicizing the requirement young men in Utah have to register with Selective Service.

Because it is the law that every male register at age 18, the assistance of the Deseret News in relating that message to the public is vital.Registration is critical to our national emergency preparedness. Additionally, registration is a prerequisite for many benefits such as federal student loans, job training and most federal employment, and men in Utah need to be kept informed of legalities that may affect their lives.

Thank you again for your continuing service to our state.

Leland D. Ford

State Director for Utah

Selective Service System