The brief sunrise service will formally recognize two veterans whose name’s been engraved on the memorial. They were both killed in action in Afghanistan in the past year
James Earl Thode, a member of the Utah National Guard, was killed in Afghanistan on December 2, 2010.
Jason Ray Workman, a member of the elite Navy Seal Team Six, was killed in Afghanistan on August 5, 2011.
In total, 27 local members of the military have been killed in action, including four in the War on Terror, five in the Vietnam War, 14 in World War II, and four in World War I.
The Veterans Memorial Park sits at the intersection of Highway 191 and 491 in Monticello. It features a large monument to honor the service of veterans. The names of local military personnel who have been killed in action are engraved on the back of the monument.