Walker Sanderson Funeral & Crematory
It’s that time of year again where hot dogs, rodeos and car shows are the “norm.” Walker Sanderson Funeral Home is hosting its second annual car show on July 18 with all proceeds being donated to the American Legion Post #72 Honor Guard. While it may be a bit unusual for a funeral home to have a car show, the Walker Sanderson family and staff are comfortable with that branding.
“We want to honor and recognize our American Legion.” As a funeral home, we see what the American Legion contributes to our community. Approximately 12 to 15 of these men show up every time to administer Military Rites for deceased veterans at the cemeteries, sometimes two to three times a day. They cover approximately seven different cemeteries. They fold the flag and give it to the next of kin, the 21-gun salute is rendered and “Taps” is sounded by the bugler. All of this is done on their own dime. The American Legion also sponsors Boys and Girls State where the youth get a first-hand experience in how government operates. They also sponsor an oratorical contest to test the youth’s knowledge of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They can win prize money toward their education and get political science credits.
The benefit car show will be held Saturday, July 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. on the front lawn of the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E. 800 North, Orem. The event is free to the public.
The car show will be selling JDAWGS famous dogs and a dunk tank will be set up to get your favorite person wet. There will be a live band and lots of fun prizes donated from local businesses. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 entries. People wishing to enter a classic car, motorcycle or rock crawler will be charged $20 for each entry and $5 for each additional car.
Please come support this important event and enjoy the many veterans who serve. If you have a chance to speak to a veteran, listen to his or her story. Be sure to tell them “thank you!”