Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Turley of the Utah Army National Guard visited Provo High students on September 11 to remind them of their freedoms and to encourage them to serve willingly in their community, school, and family. Turley has 27 years of military service including 17 years with the Utah National Guard and ten years as a United States Marine, with several deployments to Iraq. He explained what freedom means to him and how the terrorist attacks eleven years ago strengthened his resolve to fight even harder for that freedom. Turley also went on to explain that all Provo High students are capable of making America a better place by simply being good people.
“You are never too tough or too weak to be a good person and do the right thing,” Turley said.