Walker San­der­son Fu­neral & Cre­ma­tory

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Tara Joyner

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!”

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