On Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:11 am the annual Veterans Parade will take place in Layton. The parade is hosted by Layton City, the Northern Utah Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), and the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA).
The Veterans Parade is an event to honor all men and women who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces. The Veterans Parade will proceed through Layton City ending in Layton Commons Park at Constitution Circle, just south of the newly constructed Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica.
Where: Layton City, Utah – See map above for Parade Route.
Ceremony at Vietnam Memorial Wall replica,
inside Constitution Circle at Layton Commons Park (437 N Wasatch Dr, Layton, UT 84041)
This year will mark the 13th year of the Veterans Parade and the 2nd time it has been held in Layton City. Anyone that desires to say thank you to veterans is also welcome. No political statements or references will be allowed in the parade. Learn more about the parade from Layton City.
Veteran Honors Ceremony
The VVA and FRA will conduct a short ‘Veterans Honors Ceremony’ at the Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica site immediately following the Veterans Parade. The ‘Veterans Honors Ceremony’ is scheduled to start at the conclusion of the Veterans Parade.
This event is a great opportunity to honor U.S. Veterans. It is also the perfect opportunity to see the Vietnam Memorial Wall replica if you haven’t seen it yet.
The replica is approximately 80% the size of the original national Vietnam Memorial in D.C.
The 360-foot long Davis County memorial features all 58,000-plus names of the Americans who died fighting in Vietnam.
Utah has more than 50,000 Vietnam veteran citizens today and more than 28,000 Utahns served in the Vietnam War, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Read more about the Vietnam Memorial Wall replica in this Standard-Examiner article: Layton’s Vietnam Memorial Attracting Visitors from Near and Far