Vietnam Memorial Wall Facts

Wall Facts

  • 360ft in length (long enough to touch both goalposts on a football field)
  • 80% scale of the monument in Washington DC
  • Stands 91/2 ft high at the apex
  • The Wall contains 58,317 names of service men and women who died during the Vietnam War
    • 366 from Utah
    • 6 from Layton City
    • 8 women
    • 20,000 under 20 years old
    • Youngest is 15 years old
    • Oldest is 63 years old
  • The walkway around the Wall has 8 benches, each one dedicated to one of the women on the Wall (www.virtualwall.org/women)
  • Names on the Wall are 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

Layton City Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica

Timeline
  • January 2015: Dennis Howland, President of Northern Utah Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter presented the idea of a Replica Wall to Layton City Mayor Bob Stevenson
  • February 24, 2015: VVA members and Layton City officials selected Layton Commons Park as the Wall site
  • March 30, 2015: Press release announcing the Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica will be built in Layton Commons Park
  • 2015 – 2017: Fundraising
  • November 11, 2017: Layton City and the VVA host the Veterans Day Commemoration and Groundbreaking Ceremony in Layton Commons Park
  • February 2018: Site excavation and pre-construction preparations begin
  • March 2018: Construction begins
  • July 14, 2018: Layton City and the VVA host the Layton City Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica Dedication Ceremony

Thank you to our Sponsors

Gold Star Sponsors

  • Davis County
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Kari and Lon Swainston and the Riders of Saltair Farm
  • Layton City
  • Layton City RAMP
  • Lindquist
  • State of Utah
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • Utah State Council & Chapter 1079 & Assoc. Vietnam Veterans of America

Silver Star Sponsors

  • Amcor Oldcastle
  • Geneva Rock & Holcim
  • Jesse W. & Ellen B & Col Sherman & Mardy Stevenson
  • Kihomac
  • Myer's Mortuary
  • Rotarty Club of Layton
  • Sounds of Freedom Festival
  • The Theobald Family
  • Yarbrough Construction Inc.
  • Young's Engineering Services Inc.

Bronze Star Sponsors

  • 2018 Layton City Parks Division
  • Adrenaline Desgin & Graphics -Layton, UT
  • Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1163 Hill AFB, UT
  • American Veterans Traveling Tribute Inc.
  • Bank of American Fork
  • Colonial Flag
  • Concrete Coatings, Inc.
  • Customers and Crew of Dairy Queen
  • Dennis and Sherry Howland
  • First National Bank
  • Haight Bey & Associates
  • Herman & Donna Raiff
  • Hunt Electic, INC.
  • Jackson Cebollero
  • Jan McQuinn Owens
  • Jeff and Evelyn Jensen and Families
  • Jeps Foundation
  • Jim, David & Kevin Wilcox with Wilcox Masonry Inc.
  • Joy Petro & Family
  • Kenneth C. & Christine L. Bissenden
  • Layton Walmart Store #1699
  • Mayor Bob & Lisa Stevenson
  • POW MIA Awareness Organization of Utah
  • Ray & Kathy Tall
  • Special Forces Association Chapter 70
  • Staker Parson Materials & Construction
  • The Foundation Firm
  • The Weese Family
  • U.A. Local 140 Plumbers, Pipefitters, HVAC+R
  • U.S. Magnesuim
  • Utah Elks Veterans Programs
  • Utah State Senator Jerry & Susan Stevenson
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Utah
  • Watson Management & The Watson Family

Contractors

  • Ensign Engineering and Land Surveying
  • Hunt Electric
  • Richards Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
  • The Foundation Firm
  • Wilcox Masonry
  • Yarbrough Construction
  • American Veterans Traveling Tribute Inc.

  Donate

Donations - Donations for the Wall are accepted at Layton City Parks and Recreation Department, located at 465 North Wasatch Drive.
Parks and Recreation:
(801) 336-3900 Office