Vets offer their view on Memorial Day
Published: May 28, 2012 07:37PM
Updated: May 29, 2012 07:51AM
Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Jen Carver at work in the Veterans Services office at Weber State University Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Ogden, Utah. U.S. Army veteran Jen Carver served two tours in Iraq and is now a full time college student with an on-campus job while raising her 4-year-old son.

Veterans have a unique perspective on Memorial Day. They remember those who didn’t come home, the reasons they went to war, the friends who survived and the ones still serving.

To commemorate this Memorial Day, veterans participating in the yearlong AmericanHomecomings project shared who or what will occupy their thoughts today. Go to to hear them talk about sacrifice and duty and family.

As Utahn Jen Carver, who entered the Army after Sept. 11 puts it, “That’s what Memorial Day is all about, remembering them and celebrating them and their lives and the things they did in honor of their country.

To share your own thoughts about Memorial Day, you can visit