Vet Center Outstation to be Dedicated, Honoring Major Brent Taylor

US Department Of Veteran Affairs
US Department Of Veteran Affairs
US Department Of Veteran Affairs

The Vet Center Outstation in North Ogden will officially be rededicated as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation at 10 a.m. June 10.

Taylor, who was on a leave of absence from his duties as mayor of North Ogden, was killed in action in November 2019 while serving with the Utah National Guard in Afghanistan. He served two tours in Afghanistan and two tours in Iraq. 

The dedication comes as a result of legislation introduced by Utah 1st District Rep. Rob Bishop and Sen. Mike Lee to honor Taylor’s service and sacrifice. The legislation was signed into law by President Trump on March 21, 2019.

The Taylor family, Rep. Rob Bishop, Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton, and other distinguished guests will attend the ceremony at 2357 North Washington Blvd., North Ogden. The public is invited to attend the event.

Vet Centers provide community-based counseling for a wide range of social and psychological services, including confidential readjustment counseling, outreach and referral to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components and their families. Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling are offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services at no cost.

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