LAYTON, Utah (News4Utah) – The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial is located in Washington D.C. but now, there is a version of the wall right here in Utah.
The Layton Vietnam Memorial Wall is 80 percent the size of the original and contains the names of all 58 thousand plus Americans who died in the war etched along its 360 feet in Layton commons park.
It took five years of planning, fundraising, and construction to get the wall in place according to officials.
On Saturday night, hundreds showed up for its official dedication ceremony. According to the U.S department of veterans affairs, more than 28,000 Utah soldiers served in Vietnam and over 50,000 Vietnam Veterans now live here in the state of Utah.
The wall cost a half of a million dollars to build officials say. It is now open to the public and free to visit. Layton Commons is located at 437 North Wasatch drive.