The City Council has decided not to donate funds for the proposed Utah State Veterans Memorial Park, at least not right now.
Tuesday night it considered a proposal to donate $1,000, but council members thought the money could be better spent on a monument that would be more accessible to Orem residents."I question locating at Camp Williams (near Point of the Mountain)," Councilman Kelvin Clayton said. "I like the idea of honoring veterans but would prefer to see some sort of memorial in Orem where our residents can enjoy it."
Council members also wanted to know what kind of memorial was planned. They understood the proposal was for a cemetery and some sort of monument but wanted more details before committing funds.
"I believe it would have something of the flavor of Arlington National Cemetery," Mayor Blaine Willes said. "We need to decide if it is appropriate for the state of Utah to spend money in this way."