Reflect and Give Thanks
As we all are living through this pandemic and trying to keep our lives somewhat normal, I have reflected back to my past and looked forward to the future.
My family and I will be celebrating my Dad’s 90
birthday in September.
He served in the Air Force for 28 years, fought in Vietnam and received a purple heart. Being an "Air Force Brat", I am very much aware of the sacrifices that are made by families who choose to serve our country. I want to thank all the men and women that are serving or have served to fight for the freedoms we enjoy today.
As I ponder on our freedoms and all those that have given their lives to protect them, let us always remember and give thanks for their sacrifice. As an Orem citizen and elected official, I want to let our first responders know that I support them 100%.
I truly appreciate the Orem Police and Fire Departments for all they do for our city.
Orem is a very safe city, because of their dedication and willingness to put their lives on the line every day. They keep my family and your families safe and protected.
I also appreciate our City employees for the work they do to keep the City running.
We are very blessed to have so many people who are committed to make Orem a great city to live in.
During this challenging time, I hope we can all reflect on our past and appreciate the sacrifices that have and are being made for us. Let us all choose to be a little kinder, not be offended so easily, and look for opportunities to serve others around us.
I am proud to be an American and I am grateful for the freedoms we enjoy. May God bless America and our great City of Orem!
David Spencer, Orem City Council