On Monday, November 11th the country will celebrate the 81st Veterans Day and this weekend, communities all throughout the nation will gather together to begin honoring and celebrating those who have served our country. Here in Davis County, we have two very special events taking place this Saturday, November 9th that will pay tribute to our veterans.
Layton City Veterans Day Events
This Saturday, November 9th, Layton City, the Northern Utah Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), and the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) will host the annual Veterans Parade. This is the 14th year of the parade and the 3rd time it has been held in Layton. The parade will begin at 11:11 am and will make its way through Layton City, ending in Layton Commons Park at Constitution Circle, just south of the newly constructed Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica (see route map below). Anyone is welcome to participate in the parade, regardless of veteran status. Parade lineup is at 9:30 am at Talbot and Elm Street. In past years, the parade featured vintage military vehicles, Junior ROTC units, marching bands, and equipment from Hill Air Force Base.
Once the Veterans Parade concludes, Layton City, the VVA, and the FRA will conduct a Veterans Honors Ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica site. This Honors Ceremony is another great way to show your support for Davis County Veterans and to visit the Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica site. This memorial wall is a beautiful replica of the original national Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C, built approximately 80% to scale. The 360-foot long replica displays 58,000-plus names of Americans who died fighting in Vietnam and is a beautiful tribute to the names listed and their families.
Kaysville City Veterans Day Events
Kaysville City will also be hosting a Veterans Day program on Saturday at Davis High School from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. This event will include a program to honor veterans in the community and beyond. After the tribute, a luncheon will be served for veterans and their family members. All are welcome to attend this free event.