On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, the United States will celebrate Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country. Here are a few ways Utahns can pay tribute on Veterans Day in Davis County.
Bountiful Veterans Memorial Park Dedication
This beautiful new memorial is being dedicated on Veterans Day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the current weather forecast, there will be no public ceremony but a small private dedication will be aired live on Facebook. Please mark your calendars for a public inauguration and flag-raising ceremony on Memorial Day 2021.
When: November 11, 2020 at 11 a.m.
Learn more: Watch the dedication live on Facebook
Layton Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Layton’s 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., listed in chronological order by date of loss, beginning at the center moving out to the right (east), then from the far left (west) back to the center. Eight benches around the walkway are dedicated to the eight women who lost their lives in Vietnam. Designed at 80-percent scale of the original, Layton’s Vietnam Memorial Wall is 360 feet long and stands 9.5 feet high at the apex.
Where: Located on the north end of the Layton Commons Park, 437 N Wasatch Drive, Layton Utah.
Learn more at LaytonCity.org
Hill Aerospace Museum
With an estimated 143,771 veterans in Utah, it’s no wonder that the Hill Aerospace Museum is one of the premier attractions in Davis County. A visit to the museum is a great way to honor U.S. veterans and learn about military history. Located on the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base, the museum opened in 1986 as a part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. More than 160,000 visitors from around the world visit this mecca of military history each year.
Walk through aviation history with aircraft highlights such as the SR-71 Blackbird, B-17 Flying Fortress, P51 Mustang, F15 Eagle, B-29 Superfortress and a replica Wright Flyer. Over 90 military aircraft, missiles and aerospace vehicles are on display inside the Major General Rex A. Hadley Gallery and the Lindquist Stewart Fighter Gallery, as well as outdoors on the museum grounds. The collection highlights five eras — The Beginnings, World War II, Dawn of the Jet Age, The Cold War, and Keeping the Peace — and features over 4,000 objects including aircraft, military vehicles, missiles, ordnance, military uniforms and artwork.
When: Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn more: Visit the Hill Aerospace Museum website
Discover Davis: Interesting History Fact
Davis County is named for Captain Daniel C. Davis, officer of the Mormon Battalion’s Company E. The battalion participated in one of the longest marches in American military history, over 2,000 miles from Iowa to California.