Donors to the Utah Veterans Memorial Park at Camp Williams will find their names engraved on the park's Wall of Honor this Veterans Day. Through the end of October, more than 1,130 private donors had contributed to the park, according to Don Reaveley, new chairman of the Utah Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.
Although no official ceremony is planned for the holiday, the public, and veterans particularly, are invited to visit the Memorial Park, located at 17111 Camp Williams Road.Private donors who contributed $100 or more have had their names engraved in granite on the Wall of Honor, while donors of $500 or more have had their names engraved in bronze.
The Utah Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and its 29 member organizations spearheaded the effort to get the Memorial Park authorized and funded, according to Reaveley. Land for the park was donated by the state along with a $150,000 appropriation. In addition to a federal grant, financing for the park has come from private donations.