Picnics, barbecues, and outdoor recreation are associated with Memorial Day in celebration of the holiday that honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure those activities can be done freely.
Throughout Utah, ceremonies and festivities are taking place Monday to honor and remember soldiers who sacrificed their lives defending the United States of American, its constitution and civil liberties.
Some of those festivities on Monday are listed below:
Alpine Memorial Day Remembrance and Recognition Ceremony - Alpine City Cemetery; 400 Grove Drive, 7:30 a.m. Free.
American Fork Memorial Day Breakfast - American Fork Fire Department; 96 N. Center, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cost: $6 per adult, $3 per child.
Camp Floyd Johnston’s Army Encampment - Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park and Museum; 18035 W. 1540 North, Fairfield, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $5 general admission, $15 for a family.
Cedar City Memorial Program - Cedar City Cemetery, 685 N. Main Street, 10 a.m. Free.
Eagle Mountain’s Annual Memorial Day Program - Pony Express Memorial Cemetery; 4647 N. Eagle Mountain Blvd., Eagle Mountain (In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to City Hall). Free.
Hurricane Memorial Program - 255 W. 600 North, Hurricane, 8 a.m. (Sunrise ceremony at the cemetery). Free.
Ivins City Memorial Program - Ivins Cemetery, 200 W. 400 North, 9 a.m. Free.
Ivins: Southern Utah Veterans Home - 160 N. 200 East, 2 p.m. Free.
Kaysville Memorial Program - 500 Crestwood Rd., Kaysville, 10 a.m. Free.
Layton Memorial Day Program - VFW Post 8307, 1389 N Main St, Layton, 5:30 a.m. Free.
Lehi Memorial Day Program - Lehi City Cemetery' 1525 N. 600 East, Lehi, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free.
Lindon Monument to Freedom - Lindon City Cemetery, 550 N. 200 East, Lindon, 9 a.m. Free.
Orem Memorial Day Program - Orem Cemetery; 1520 N. 800 East, Orem, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Free.
Parowan Memorial Day Program - Parowan City Cemetery, off Center Street, at 10 a.m. Free.
Payson Memorial Day Program - Payson Cemetery, 400 No. 800 East, Payson, 9:30 a.m. Free.
Provo Memorial Day Service - Provo City Cemetery; 610 S. State St., Provo, 10 a.m. Free.
Run of Remembrance - Robinson Park; 100 E. Main St., American Fork, 8 a.m. Free.
Salem Memorial Day Service - Salem City Cemetery; 965 S. 140 East, Salem, 8 a.m. Free.
Salt Lake City: Memorial Day Address by Lt. Governor Spencer Cox - 6500 S. Redwood Rd., West Jordan, 12 noon to 1 p.m. Free.
Salt Lake City Freedom Walk - 300 North Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, 8 a.m. Free.
Salt Lake City Memorial Day Breakfast and Hike, 16th Annual - Church Fork Picnic area, 5802 Millcreek Canyon Rd., 6 a.m. Breakfast buffet between 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Hikers start gathering near the breakfast area, 8:15 a.m. Arrive early for parking. Cost: Evey vehicle must pay to get out of the canyon. $3/vehicle if you are under 62 years old, $2/vehicle for 62 and older.
Sandy Memorial Day Program - Larkin Sunset Gardens, 19 E. Dimple Dell Rd., Sandy, 10 a.m. Free.
Santaquin Memorial Day Program - Santaquin City Cemetery; 100 E. 300 South, Santaquin, 11 a.m. Free.
Spanish Fork Memorial Day Program - Spanish Fork Cemetery; 420 S. 400 East, Spanish Fork, 10:30 a.m. Free.
St. George Memorial Program - 60 E. Tabernacle, St. George, 10 a.m. Free.
St. George: Memorial Day Fun Run - Double Sammy - Dixie 4 Wheel Drive, 73 North 900 East, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free but must register.
SunRiver Memorial Day Service - Veterans Honor Park, 1766 Wide River Dr., St. George, 8 a.m. Free.
Washington City Memorial Ceremony - Veterans Park, 75 E. Telegraph St., 10 a.m. Free.
West Jordan Memorial Program - Veterans Memorial Park, 1985 West 7800 South, West Jordan, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free.