SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Gov. Spencer Cox on Monday extolled the state during the Utah Memorial Day ceremony at the state's Capitol Building, saying there was no better time to be alive than right now, and no better state in which to live than in Utah.
His remarks came as he thanked the service members who laid down their lives in defense of the state and the country and every American's right to life, liberty, and happiness.
He was joined by Rep. Blake Moore, who worked as a civilian foreign service officer for U.S. intelligence before becoming a U.S. congressman representing Utah's first congressional district.
Moore recalled his time serving alongside the men and women in the U.S. military and became emotional while recalling his father's pride over the Utah Republican's decision to serve the nation in some capacity.
He said he's working to help servicemembers get better pay while they're serving in the reserves.
Congressman Burgess Owens also attended the ceremony and said his father was a WWII veteran.