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Governor Mead to Mark Wyoming’s Veterans Welcome Home Day

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March 17, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead will travel to events across the state on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 for “Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day.” Governor Mead has participated in this event each year he has been in office.

“This day is one of the highlights of being Governor,” said Governor Mead. “The people of Wyoming care deeply about our veterans – it is a time to honor and thank them for their service to our state and our nation. I am glad to recognize them.”

All Wyoming Veterans are invited to attend and receive the welcome and thanks of a grateful state. Military, Surviving spouses of veterans, and family members are also welcome to attend. Ceremonies will be held in the following communities:

·       Kemmerer at 8:00 a.m. at the Kemmerer High School Auditorium, 1525 3rd W Ave, Diamondville.

·       Lovell at 11:30 a.m. at the Lovell Community Center, 1925 US Highway 310.

·       Lander at 2:45 p.m. in the Monarch Room of the Rodeway Inn Pronghorn Lodge, 150 E Main St.

The ceremonies will feature remarks by Governor Matt Mead, Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, the Adjutant General of Wyoming, and Veterans Commission Vice Chairman Lee Alley, a Distinguished Service Cross recipient of the Vietnam War, as well as other Veterans and local officials who will be speaking. Receiving lines will be formed so Wyoming residents can join the effort to thank our Veterans.

“Wyoming Veterans who served and sacrificed will be thanked for their efforts and welcomed home. It is never too late to say ‘Thank you,’” said Linda Allgeier, Chairman of the Wyoming Veterans Commission.

Wyoming communities are also encouraged to host their own celebrations to honor Wyoming Veterans who may not have been thanked for their service or welcomed home.

For more information, contact the Wyoming Veterans Commission at (307) 777-8152.