WWII vets honored at Utah Jazz game

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Utah World War II veterans got a special honor at the Jazz game.

During the first time-out of the second quarter, the crowd gave a handful of vets in the stands a standing ovation. The vets were also featured on the Jumbotron.

“It's quite an honor to be recognized in this way, I’m glad I lived long enough to see it,” said Gordon McGavin, WWII veteran.

These veterans were part of Utah's Honor Flight this fall which took them to see the war memorial in Washington DC.

“It's an honor and a privilege for the Utah Jazz and Miller Sports Properties to host these World War II veterans and particularly on the anniversary day of Pearl Harbor, to have these gentlemen in our arena tonight is just a small way we can thank them for their service to our country,” said Frank Zang, Utah Jazz.

The state's next Honor Flight is planned for this spring.

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