WASHINGTON (ABC4 News) – On Tuesday, the United States Senate unanimously renamed the North Ogden Department of Veteran’s Affairs Outstation after Major Brent Taylor.
The outstation will now be known as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation. Major Brent Taylor was the Mayor of North Ogden and died on November 3, 2018, while serving in Afghanistan.
While on the Senate floor, Senator Mike Lee said “In every aspect of his life, Major Taylor was a shining example of patriotism, sacrifice, and service, It is only right that we honor his extraordinary life. And to that end, it would only be a fitting tribute to rename the Ogden veterans’ center as the ‘Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation.”
Mrs. Jennie Taylor, the widow of Major Taylor, was in Washington as a guest of Representative Rob Bishop for the State of the Union when the resolution passed, officials said.
Representative Rob Bishop said, “Brent Taylor lived an exemplary life. My heart will forever break for the loss of such a giant, but I will take comfort knowing that example he set in life, will long endure.”
Bishop also said the naming of a building will never repay the debt our nation owes Mayor Taylor or his family, “but it can stand as a humble reminder of the citizen soldier who lost his life in the service of others.”
Senator Romney described Major Taylor as a patriot, loving family man, and community leader who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.