The eight Clydesdales that visited the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home in Ogden on Friday wore bobbed tails woven with ribbons and leather-and-brass harnesses.
But the memories they evoked for many of the veterans gazing at them from wheelchairs, fleece throws on their shoulders and legs, were simpler.
"Aren't they beautiful horses?" Laurence A. "Fred" Hyden, 88, asked as he gazed up at the eight Budweiser Clydesdales hitched to a massive red wagon outside the veterans home.