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Honoring Memorial Day in Davis County

On Monday, May 31, 2021, the United States will recognize Memorial Day to honor those who have served and sacrificed. This federal holiday is observed yearly on the last Monday in May. There are countless veterans memorials throughout Davis County. Here are some ways Utahns can pay tribute this Memorial Day.

 

Bountiful Veterans Memorial Park 

Bountiful Veterans Park

Join Bountiful City in honoring veterans on Memorial Day at the Bountiful Veterans Park. This beautiful new memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day 2020. The Memorial Day program will include the unveiling of two new Veteran Honor Walls and three new monuments. Seating is limited, lawn chairs are recommended.

When: Memorial Day, May 31, 2021 | 11 a.m.

Where: 700 South 100 East next to Bountiful City Hall

 

Layton Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Vietnam Memorial Wall Layton Utah

Layton’s 80-percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is a powerful testament to the 58,317 men and women lost to the Vietnam War, including 366 service members from Utah and six from Layton. All names are on the same panel and location as the original Wall in D.C. Eight benches around the walkway are dedicated to the eight women who lost their lives in Vietnam. 

Where: 508 Constitution Circle, Layton (located on the north end of the Layton Commons Park) 

 

Vietnam Combat War Dog Monument

Layton Vietnam War Dog Memorial Statue

Photo: Brian Wolfer/Standard-Examiner

This newly dedicated monument honors U.S. military service dogs that never returned after serving in war. The statue sits about 20 yards from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Layton.

 

Military Memorial on Antelope Island

Antelope Island military memorial

Photo from armyranger.com

On Oct. 29, 1992, five Army Rangers and seven Air Force Special Operations airmen crashed off the northern tip of Antelope Island while on a training mission. A 7-foot granite memorial near the end of the Antelope Island Causeway commemorates their sacrifice. 

 

Flag Rock, Farmington

Farmington Utah trail

The Flag Rock Trail honors the emergency personnel, Pentagon service members, and civilians who perished in the attacks of September 11, 2001. An American flag is visible on the hillside east of Farmington from all across the city. 

 

Davis County Veterans Memorial, Farmington

Davis County Veterans Memorial

Photo: history.utah.gov

Housed in the Davis County Memorial Courthouse in Farmington under the famous stained glass window, this plaque memorializes veterans from the Civil War, the Black Hawk Indian Troubles, the Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection, and World War I. The stained glass depicts a victorious angel heralding the efforts of a sailor and soldier with the inscription “They who sacrifice most live longest in the hearts of the people.” The courthouse is currently undergoing renovations but is worth noting for a future visit. 

 

Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum F16 Fighting Falcon

Photo: Hill Aerospace Museum

A visit to the Hill Aerospace Museum is a wonderful way to honor U.S. service members and learn about military history. Over 90 military aircraft, missiles and aerospace vehicles are on display inside, as well as outdoors on the museum grounds. Hill Aerospace Museum is located on the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base.

More Memorials in Davis County

Clinton Veterans Memorial

Clinton Utah Military Memorial

Photo: Bev Lamdin/American Memorials Directory

Located at 1000 W and 1800 North in Clinton, this small memorial features the saying “All Gave Some, Some Gave All” and bricks with names of the fallen. 

 

Civil War Cannon, Farmington

Photo: waymarking.com

This replica of a Civil War cannon is mounted on a rock monument near the southwest corner of the Farmington Historical Museum at 110 N Main Street.

 

Elmer J Criddle Statue, Kaysville

Located at the Kaysville City Cemetery, this honors the service and sacrifice of Elmer J. Criddle during WWI.

 

Freedom Hills Park, Centerville

Freedom Hills Park Centerville

Photo: Google search

A statue of a soldier on a pedestal graces Freedom Hills Park in Centerville and features plaques honoring the branches of the U.S. military 

 

Utah Unites in Hope 9/11 Memorial, Kaysville

Honoring three Utahns that were killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

 

West Point Military Memorial

West Point Military Memorial represents the five military branches and includes names of the city’s veterans. Located at Loy F. Blake Park in West Point.  

 

Find these memorials and others on this interactive map

 

 

 

 

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