Sunday, July 14, 2013

Utah VI

Further south of Salt Lake City and West Vally is the city of Murray. In the park there, a memorial that has changed some over the years honors all who severed in-country.

Originally a fountain stood in this spot and the markers told that it was in honor of the local citizens who served. Over time, for reasons I could not determine, the fountain was converted to a flower bed.

The dedication plaque is a little hard to read, the sun was amazingly bright on this particular day and I could just not quite get the "shot" I wanted. It reads as follows;

The Vietnam War Memorial Fountain
In honor of the young men from Murray City who
served in Vietnam from 1963 to 1973, Their
efforts were designed to preserve, defend and 
protect the integrity and dignity of the 
individual and promote peace and Freedom
    throughout the world.
May this fountain inspire us to maintain
unity in our country in a manner that will
assure sucess in carrying out these policies
of social justice to all mankind

The memorial can be found in the circle at the entrance to Murray City Park at S. State and Constitution Circle.

This completes our journey through Utah. Next time we venture into Nevada. Our first stop will be Carson City, the home of the Nevada State Vietnam Memorial. This one is really unusual because of the story of its construction. Join me on the19th, as always, at 9:00am.

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