A warm, sunny Memorial Day weekend invites Utahns to recreate, celebrate scenic wonders and contemplate the price paid for the freedom to enjoy it all.
The next few days, annually set aside to honor Americans who died in military service, will see both sunshine and occasional rain bathe "the sacred ground [where] I'm in the best of company," as country balladeer Trace Adkins puts it.
Both the fresh flowers spread on heroes' graves, and their memories, should thrive.
The Wasatch Front looked for highs of 75-80 Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the temperatures on Monday rising into the mid-80s. Throughout the first half of holiday weekend, afternoon thunderstorms and rain showers were on the horizon.