Family and friends gather to honor mayor and Utah National Guard Maj. Brent Taylor

Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune Veterans, family members of active and retired military and patriotic supporters celebrated Veteran's Day at the Barker Park amphitheater in North Ogden with a memorial for North Ogden's hometown hero Army Major Brent Russell Taylor, who was killed in action on November 3, 2018, while training an Afghan Army commando battalion in Afghanistan.

Hundreds gathered at Barker Park in North Ogden to remember Brent Taylor, who was mayor of the city for four years and killed in Afghanistan last week while serving as a major in the National Guard.

Taylor, 39, was killed last Saturday while training an Afghan Army commando battalion near Kabul. Taylor was deployed to Afghanistan in January on what was his second tour there and fourth deployment of his 10-year military career.