Hundreds watched eagle release at Cedar Breaks' 72nd anniversary
people gathered at the rim of Cedar Breaks National Monument on
August 20, 2005 to celebrate the monument's 72nd anniversary. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt established Cedar Breaks as a national monument
on August 22, 1933, "for the preservation of the spectacular
cliffs, canyons and features of scenic, scientific and educational
As part of the
celebration, Martin Tyner, founder of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation,
helped Roland Wood release a six-month-old rehabilitated eagle as
a tribute to the Utan National Guaard's 2nd Battalion 222nd Field
Artillery serving in Iraq. Mr. Wood recently lost his son, Sgt.1st
Class Ronald T. Wood, in the fighting in Iraq.
National Monument is a magnificent natural amphitheater more than
10,000 feet above sea level in the pink cliffs of the Claron Foundation
23 miles east of Cedar City, Utah.