U.S. Honor Flag travels around Utah to honor fallen first responders

  • Source: KUTV CBS 2 Salt Lake City
  • Published: 09/17/2019 12:00 AM

The U.S. Honor Flag came back through Utah, making several stops along the Wasatch Front. It travels the country honoring first responders who have given their lives for the community. It has made its way 7 million miles in the last 18 years, starting as a way to honor the hero’s of Sept. 11, 2001. The flag has visited countless schools and been by more than 1,000 gravesides. It represents the fallen and serves as a reminder of the sacrifices of those who currently protect communities every day. On Monday, the group started in Provo honoring fallen Officer Joseph Shinners. 2News attended the ceremony in Draper. A couple dozen police and fire officials gathered outside city hall to remember fallen firefighter Matthew Burchett. It’s the second time the flag has made an appearance in the city.


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