Honoring Memorial Day in Davis County

by ngraf

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 

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.

Where: 700 South 100 East

When: Memorial Day | May 31, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

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Layton Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Layton’s 80% 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: North end of Layton Commons Park

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Vietnam Combat War Dog Monument

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.

Where: North end of Layton Commons Park

Military Memorial on Antelope Island

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. 

Where: Antelope Island at the end of the causeway

Flag Rock

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. 

Where: Farmington

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Davis County Veterans Memorial

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. 

Where: Davis County Memorial Courthouse in Farmington

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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.

Where: Hill Aerospace Museum is located on the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base.

Clinton Veterans Memorial

This small memorial features the saying “All Gave Some, Some Gave All” and bricks with names of the fallen. 

Where: 1000 West 1800 North, Clinton UT

Civil War Cannon, Farmington

This replica of a Civil War cannon is mounted on a rock monument.

Where: Southwest corner of the Farmington Historical Museum (110 N Main Street).

Elmer J Criddle Memorial, Kaysville City Cemetery

This honors the service and sacrifice of Elmer J. Criddle during WWI.

Where: Kaysville City Cemetery

Freedom Hills Park

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 

Where: Freedom Hills Park, Centerville

Utah Unites in Hope 9/11 Memorial, Kaysville

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

Where: USU Botanical Center, Kaysville

West Point Military Memorial

West Point Military Memorial represents the five military branches and includes the names of the city’s veterans.

Where: Loy F. Blake Park, West Point

Find these memorials and others on this interactive map: