An entertaining and inspiring FREE EVENT featuring music, patriotic presentations and keynote speaker!


An entertaining and inspiring FREE EVENT featuring music and patriotic presentations!

Keynote speaker: GUY W. GRENNY, WWII veteran, US Navy

Join us for an inspiring, entertaining and patriotic event featuring keynote speaker GUY W. GRENNY, one of Orem’s last remaining World War II veterans who served in the U.S. Navy; Parade of Service Flags by American Legion Post 72; display of military vehicles on the front lawn and a variety of wonderful musical guests. A moving event for veterans and families of all ages!

Groups from senior center and assisted living centers are welcome and encouraged to attend – there is plenty of free parking for shuttles, buses and cars. The Orem Heritage Museum will also be open for free tours after the event, and the museum features a whole room filled with incredible military and veterans displays.





Dr. Guy W. Grenny, born in 1927, is one of Orem’s last World War II veterans. As a teen, he heard the President on the radio telling of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He spent some in a military academy in the Infantry ROTC, and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was sent by train to San Diego and was assigned to the Naval Air Center across the bay. During his time there, there were PBY and PBM planes flying up the coast looking with Japanese submarines which came up and fired on coastal targets. Dr. Grenny was transferred to Samar, Phillipines, where he worked accounting for supplies and equipment. When the war was over, he went back to Oregon where he was discharged from the Navy.


After some time in college and running a Scout camp, Guy thought he may want to make the Navy a career, so he re-enlisted and was sent to Seattle, Washington and then to Pensacola, Florida. He learned to fly and became an Officer Candidate. However, some officers talked him out of making the Navy a career, and upon discharge, he went to California, where he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – he was baptized in the ocean!


Dr. Grenny earned a Bachelor of Psychology from Brigham Young University; a Masters of Social Work from the University of Washington; and a PhD in Psychology from University of California Berkeley. He spent his career as a counselor, and has great passion for helping veterans and those with PTSD. He currently serves as the Chaplain for American Legion Post 72.

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