Davis Remembers the 9/11 Project
By Darren Nelson, feature writer for My Local Utah
The Major Brent Taylor Foundation has put together a collaborative community event commemorating the events of September 11, 2001. The event is free and open to the public. The event runs from Wednesday, September 7th through Saturday, September 10th, in Farmington, UT.
See, Experience, and Learn
This commemorative event is an immersive experience to help educate and remember the events of September 11th. It has been 21 years since that fateful day, and many who live in our community were not even born yet, let alone have a memory of it. This exhibit will inspire young and old in an interactive environment with audio, visuals, and live stories. There will also be something for children to interact with.
The exhibit portion includes more than 600 photographs, 378 8-foot-tall frames, and 24 TV screens spread throughout the 50,000-square-foot center in Farmington.
About Brent Taylor
Major Brent Taylor is a former mayor of North Ogden who was killed in an attack in Kabul during his fourth deployment in Afghanistan. Taylor became the first sitting U.S. elected official to be killed in action since the Civil War.
Prompted by the terrorist attack on September 11, he enlisted in the military to serve his country. His courage in the Global War on Terror led him to be awarded the Purple Heart Medal and a Bronze Star Medal for his bravery and service in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He had served over 15 years in the Military before his death. He is survived by his wife Jennie Taylor, and seven children.
To Brent, God, family, and country were everything to him. The foundation that now bears his name is committed to educating and inspiring the next generation to serve and lead in our homes, our communities, and our country.
An Inspired Event
When speaking about the Davis Remembers the 9/11 Project event, Jennie Taylor says “I want this to change you… to strike a chord emotionally…”
Visitors to the event will find the multimedia museum and a community resource fair. A “Touch-a-Truck exhibit will also be in the parking lot. Plenty of things to do and experience for the whole family. A great opportunity to teach our youth, help them remember and honor the memories of those lost on 9/11, and inspire them to be agents of service and leadership.
This special 9/11 event is part of the commitment to the foundation’s guiding principles: Train, Honor, and Engage. Hope to see you there.
To learn more about the event, click here.
When: September 7 – 10, 2022 (Wednesday through Saturday)
Time: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm each day
Where: Legacy Event Center, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington UT
(Southwest of Station Park)
Cost: FREE and open to the public