Utah First

My staff recently had the opportunity to visit Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum and meet with the park’s regional management and staff. Tim Smith, Southern Regional Director of Utah State Parks, Teri Paul, Park Manager, and Jonathan Till, Curator of Collections were gracious to provide my staff with a guided tour of the park’s facilities, exhibits, and special collections. Tim, Teri, and Jonathan are a great example of the important role that local management plays with our public lands.
US Senator Mike Lee, the Salt Lake Chamber, the Utah Technology Council, the Utah Manufacturers Association, and Governor Herbert invite you to be part of a unique morning of insight, inspiration, and interactive innovation centered on the ideas that have made Utah an extraordinary place to live, work, and play. Come learn how the “Utah Model” can be leveraged as the idea factory that creates a better future for America.
The Flag Retirement Ceremony in Provo, Utah is an annual event that takes place on Flag Day weekend as part of the America’s Freedom Festival celebration in Utah County. Organized by Randy Edwards of the American Legion Department of Utah, the Flag Retirement Ceremony provides a dignified and patriotic environment for the disposing of worn and tattered American flags.
Over the past several weeks, members of my staff in Utah and Washington D.C. were privileged to attend the recent events organized by the Utah Honor Flight. With each event, the Utah Honor Flight provides a send-off ceremony for the veterans, a trip to the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., and a welcome home celebration for the veterans when they return.
My staff recently traveled down to Utah County to set up mobile office visits in Spanish Fork and American Fork, Utah. Some of the topics discussed during the visits included federal sentencing guidelines, privacy rights, public lands, second amendment rights, the Affordable Care Act, and NSA bulk data collection.
Last week my staff made a mobile office visit to Hooper City and enjoyed the opportunity to meet with individuals in the area. In addition to the mobile office visit, my staff also met with Mayor Korry Green and attended a special event at Hooper Elementary. I would like to thank all those who braved the spring snow to come out and visit with my staff.
Norm Bangerter served as Utah’s 13th Governor from 1985 to 1993. He was truly an extraordinary man and an exceptional leader. He passed away this past Tuesday, April 14, at the age of 82. He loved Utah, and he loved this great Nation.
Last week I had the opportunity to hold town hall meetings in West Valley City and Kaysville, Utah. I appreciated the many hundreds of people who took time out of their evenings to visit with me and discuss important issues facing our country. Despite the snow flurries, technical difficulties, and the landing of Air Force One and visit by the President of the United States, the town halls were well attended and a great success.

The Wall That Heals

Mar 20 2015

Last Friday, members of my St. George staff visited The Wall That Heals during its four-day stop in St. George. Organized and operated by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, The Wall That Heals is a traveling museum that helps bring closure and healing to the many millions of people who have been impacted by the Vietnam War.