Veterans & Military COVID-19 Updates
The Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs is providing information, resources, and assistance to Veterans, service members and their families impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Governor Spencer Cox has declared September 25 through October 3, 2021, as Blue Star Welcome Week in Utah. Blue Star Welcome Week is an initiative to recognize the roughly 600,000 active-duty and transitioning military families who move to new communities each year. More than 70% of military families live off-base in their local civilian communities,[…]
Governor Spencer Cox has declared Friday, September 17, 2021, as POW/MIA Recognition Day in Utah. Utah recognizes and is grateful for the service and sacrifice of these men and women and supports the continued efforts to find and recover the remains of the still missing. Such efforts led to the identification of a Utah sailor,[…]
In honor of the nearly 3000 people killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Governor Cox declares September 11, 2021 as Patriot Day in Utah, A National Day of Service and Remembrance and issues video remarks. “Let us join together throughout Utah to remember the many mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters that were[…]
Governor Spencer Cox reaffirms Utah’s commitment to reduce suicide. Utah is one of 35 states participating in the Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. This challenge is a partnership between the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement state-wide[…]
Governor Spencer J. Cox issued a declaration honoring and recognizing the men and women who died while in defense of the United States of America.
Flags will be lowered from sunrise until noon, and then raised promptly to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
The event will honor those who died protecting the nation, as well as Veterans who passed away during the pandemic.
The Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs is calling for friends and family members to help identify Utah veterans who have passed away since March 2020.
Governor Cox declares April 15th Ken Potts recognition day.
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