Monday, November 9, 2015

Veteran's Day Week ~ The Honor Roll Project ~ Veterans Park, Layton, Utah

Please welcome Dawn Fitzpatrick, my friend and fellow genealogist who is my guest blogger today. Dawn has photographed and transcribed two Veteran's Memorials. The first is in her hometown of Layton, Utah. The second is The Antelope Island Memorial, Great Salt Lake, Utah. These names will be contributed to the Honor Roll Project by Heather Wilkinson Rojo. Thank you, Dawn!

Veterans Park Monument Transcription by Dawn Fitzpatrick

In Honor of All Who Have Served

This site was once part of the railroad station where servicemen and servicewomen said "good-bye" to friends and families before departing to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.

This monument, designed by Layton High School student, Jyana Messenger and was dedicated on November 11, 2000, to honor those Layton citizens who have served their country in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, to keep their memory alive for future generations.

The circle of connected hands represents the five service branches and the five armed conflicts of the 20th century. It symbolizes stability and strength between fellow servicemen and service women and also serves as their link to future generations.

Four trees were planted in the park in 1921, in memory of four young men who died during World War 1. The site was donated by to Layton City by Union Pacific Railroad and was named Veterans Park on November 11, 1991.

Those Who Lost Their Lives 

World War 1

PFC David Day, U.S. Army, Serial Number 4269347
PFC David Lane, U.S. Army, Serial Number 5206305
PFC Hubert Henry Layton, U.S. Army Serial Number 2780989
PFC William Clyde Layton, U.S. Army Serial Number 2239409

World War II    

PFC Joseph Allen, U.S. Army
Capt. Edward V. Baranski, U.S. Army Air Force
Lt. Lewis Barton, U.S. Army Air Force
PFC Howard D. Day, U.S. Army
Seaman 1st Class Forrest M. Green, U.S. Navy
PFC Wendell B. Hodson, U.S. Marines
PFC Lewis M. Nalder, U.S. Marines
Lt. William E. Nalder, U.S. Army Air Force
PFC Donald H. Smith, U.S. Army Air Force

Korean War

PFC Manual R. Rodarte, U.S. Army
Lt. Heber J. Whitesides, U.S. Air Force

Vietnam War

Cpl. Kenneth W. Eckman, U.S. Army
Capt. John C. Ellison, U.S. Navy
PFC Allen B. Glines, U.S. Navy
SP4 Ted Pierce, U.S. Navy
PFC Thomas Schofield, U.S. Army
Lt. Jesse Brent Stevenson, U.S. Army
Capt. Jon Paul Wadsworth, U.S. Air Force

Iraqi War

Staff Sgt. James W. Cowley, U.S. Marines
Sgt. David J. Goldberg, U.S. Army



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