WELCOME TO RIVERDALE CITY'S
VETERANS MEMORIAL PAGE
In honor of Riverdale Veterans for service to their country:
Past, Present, and Future.
To view the list of Riverdale City Veterans, click on a letter below:
Riverdale City participates in the Military "Community Covenant" Program.
For details click here.
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY 2017
Riverdale City would like to honor all of our military with a brief tribute on Memorial Day. A ceremony will be held on May 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial located at the Civic Center, 4600 South Weber River Drive.
The tribute will consist of a flag raising ceremony, a short address by Mayor Searle, and a wreath placed on the Memorial plaza. Everyone is invited to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony.
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 2016
Riverdale City held a special ceremony on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Riverdale Veterans Memorial. Colonel David R. Dunklee from Hill AFB, Utah was the guest speaker. A flag ceremony was conducted by the Utah Military Academy. Musical tributes were sung by a quartet of Riverdale residents. Thank you to all who participated in and attended this moving ceremony.
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY 2016
Riverdale City held a brief ceremony on Memorial Day at the Veterans Memorial located at the Civic Center, 4600 South Weber River Drive.
The ceremony consisted of a flag raising ceremony, a short address by Mayor Searle, and a wreath placed on the Memorial plaza. We appriciate everyone that attend the Memorial Day Ceremony.
MESSAGE FROM MAYOR SEARLE
NEW LOOK FOR RIVERDALE CITY VETERANS MEMORIAL!
During the month of October 2015 the Riverdale Veterans Memorial received a new look. When the memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day 2010, the memorial displayed many pictures depicting the wars our Veterans have participated in. Some of these pictures had cracked and faded during the past five years and were in need of replacement. Retired Air Force Veteran David Leahy and Retired Navy Veteran Charles Kerkvliet, both members of the Riverdale City Veterans Advisory Group, recognizing the need to replace these pictures, quickly did some research and came up with some ideas for the pictures on the two islands needing replacement.
The memorial island that had provided a display of the sinking of the battleship U.S.S. Utah during the attack on Pearl Harbor, now has a pictorial display of the History of the U.S. Flag. The memorial island to the north that displayed the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other wartime photographs, now has a pictorial display of the many conflicts the United States has been in beginning with the revolutionary war.
Mr. Leahy and Mr. Kerkvliet not only researched and came up with the photos and histories for the memorial update, they ordered the layout which is on a special backing material, and installed the new layouts on the memorial islands. The cost for this upgrade was approximately $2,000.00 paid for with Veterans Memorial Funds. We are very appreciative of the efforts of Mr. Leahy and Mr. Kerkvliet for seeing this project through from start to finish. These two fine Riverdale veterans also were instrumental in the designing and construction of the Riverdale Veterans Memorial. They have kept a watchful eye on the memorial, since its dedication, always ensuring that it is kept in good repair and is cleaned on a regular basis. Special thanks to these two fine veterans!
RIVERDALE CITY VETERANS MEMORIAL: The Riverdale Veterans Memorial is located at the Riverdale Civic Center, 4600 South Weber River Drive.
ENGRAVED TILES: Riverdale Veterans past and present, may purchase an individual tile to be placed at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Civic Center or choose to have their name added to the memorial on a common tile at no cost. For either option, please visit the Riverdale Senior Center, 4433 South 900 West, and fill out an order form or contact the Senior Center at 801-621-6086.
Veterans names and associated service information can be included on a purchased tile. There are two sizes of tiles to choose from: 4"x8" - cost is $50 or 8"x8" - cost is $100. Information on ordering a tile can be obtained at the Riverdale Senior Center or by clicking here. Orders for tiles can be placed at the Riverdale Senior Center.
DONATIONS REQUESTED: Everyone is invited to donate to this very worthwhile memorial project. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made at the Riverdale Senior Center, 4433 South 900 West.
To visit the Riverdale Veterans Memorial Donors Page click here.
VETERANS NAMES: Over 400 names of Riverdale Veterans have been submitted. To view a list of names in alphabetic order, click on a letter above. Additional information about our Veterans such as branch of service, rank, service dates, comments, pictures, etc...is now complete. Click on a name and small window will open with the additional information.
SUBMITTING VETERANS NAMES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We are continuing to gather names and information for our website of any present or past residents of Riverdale who have served in any branch of service at any time. You may submit a name by clicking on the button below. If you have a correction to a name already submitted or need to submit additional information about a Veteran please click on the appropriate button below. (Note: This form is for submitting a name for the website only, a separate form will need to be filled out to have your name on a tile at the memorial. See information above.)
VETERANS MEMORIAL DEDICATED NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Despite the chilly morning, more than 300 people turned out for the dedication of the Riverdale City Veterans Memorial held on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The patriotic service stirred the emotions of those in attendance.
We would like to thank the Veterans Committee for their work in putting together the dedication program and thank all those who participated and attended. We express gratitude to the many businesses and individuals who have made donations toward the building of the memorial. The memorial is located in front of the Civic Center, 4600 South Weber River Drive.
To view a brief video tribute click here.
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