In the above photo, you will see a smiling Garette Blood, as he stands proudly next to Governor Gary Herbert. Garette was the heart and soul of the first leg of the tour across the U.S. He spent many months planning the main national tour and then weeks on the road as it continued on to the next crew of the Utah State Tour. "None of this would have come to fruition without Garrette Blood." Says San.
"Mountain Crane was the powerhouse behind it all but Garrett made it all happen once they put him in charge. His personality shines through to all that he meets and his diplomatic, caring style is to be modeled as a true leader."
Above you will see the Governor alongside Dave and Raette Belcher, shown on the dedication ceremony of the placement of the UT6 and All sculpture at Fort Douglas Military Museum at the very end of the tours. They are the ones who commissioned the sculpture from San and carried it across the state of Utah for three weeks on their own separate tour, with the utmost care. Dave Belcher is part owner of Mountain Crane and he companioned his wife Raette all the way through. As a great gift, his company has completed a part of History for many who could come and witness this journey. The scope of folks from every walk of life was immeasurable. Dave and Raette would go on to say the time spent on the road was one of the most wonderful experiences of their lives. Raette says they were in awe of the amount of people who showed up and the positive response they received for bringing this sculpture through. Once she was received so well, she knew she had made the right decision to bring this to Utah. All her effort had paid off with championing help from those in the community to build this memorial park at Fort Douglas just to house this sculpture. San would go on to say "Raette, Dave, Mountain Crane and all the volunteers who made all of this possible, are true champions of keeping the human spirit alive with never forgetting and honoring those who have helped to save our freedoms."
Escorted by Dave and Raette Belcher, Mountain Crane continued on throughout the United States and then was received by hundreds as they waited by the State Line to bring their sculpture UT6 and all Home. It was a great tour going to 20 different stops all over the State of Utah. They were met by the various citizens, military groups, police, Mayors
who gave Raette the key to a couple different cities, Gold Star Families, Miss Utah Navajo, bands, cheerleaders, Mrs. Utah, Governor Herbert, firemen, first responders and even some folks who survived 9/11. You can see the YouTube video of tour by clicking here : Mountain Crane Utah Fallen Warrior Tour