· Published: August 21, 2015 Updated: August 03, 2017
Camp Williams is getting religion — in the form of a new worship center.
On Friday, dignitaries officially opened Sunrise Hall, a 9,000-square-foot space — complete with a chapel, kitchen, conference rooms and chaplain offices — to serve thousands of Utah National Guard members.
The $2.5 million facility comes courtesy of donations from the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation, Zions Bank, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many others, according to a news release.
National Guard funds cannot be used for the building of military chapels.
"Sunrise Hall, with the aesthetic design and gorgeous view overlooking the Utah Valley," the release said, "is intentionally positioned and designed to promote peace, serenity and renewal for all service and community members who use the facility."
Gail Miller, Zions' CEO Scott Anderson, and Dean M. Davies, a member of the LDS Church's Presiding Bishopric, were among Friday's speakers.
Construction of the worship center, located in Bluffdale near the line between Salt Lake and Utah counties, began in June 2013.