At the core of everything is people. People are the driving forces behind the change, influence, and culture. Because of this, we want to make it a priority to highlight the influential men and women of our community! If you know of someone that has had a profound impact on Utah and deserves some recognition, please be sure to share their story with us. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Utah’s history often revolves around the Mormon’s settling in Salt Lake City, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to noteworthy information that contributes to our state’s unique background. Our area is home to countless people, places, and events that have made us the beautiful and innovative state that we are today. My Local Utah is dedicated to highlighting local heroes, along with historical buildings and businesses, in an effort to bring a sense of pride and increased knowledge to our community.
If you know of a specific historical business or person that has been instrumental in our history, we’d love to hear from you!
Layton, Utah is home to a vibrant history and brought to life through the dedication and dreams of its most passionate citizens. War veteran Dennis Howland had a vision to recreate the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Layton. The Layton City Council and Recreation Department shared that dream and dedicated a spot near the Davis Arts Council and the Ed Kenley Amphitheater.
Today, the Vietnam War Memorial Wall stands proud at 85% of the size of the monument in Washington DC. The Wall is a fitting way to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
To schedule a guided tour (group or individual) at the Wall contact the VVA, Vietnam Veterans of America, Utah State Council or email Dennis Howland. There is no fee to schedule a tour of the Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica.
Layton Commons is located at 437 North Wasatch drive.