CHEYENNE — Governor Gordon and the Wyoming Veterans Commission have announced three celebrations around the state for “Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day” on Saturday, March 26.
During the 61st Legislative Session in 2011, the day of welcoming was codified in state law for March 30 of each year. This coincides with the date U.S. combat troops would have set foot on Wyoming soil after returning home from the Vietnam War in 1973.
All Wyoming Veterans, especially those from the Korean War, Vietnam War, and other Veterans who were not properly thanked upon their return home, 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.
The first ceremony begins at 8:30 am in Green River at American Legion Post 28, 38 North Center St.
A ceremony takes place at 11:30 am in Worland at American Legion Post 44, 129 S. 7th St.
The final ceremony of the day will commence at 3 pm in Gillette at the Campbell County Senior Center located at 701 Stocktrail Ave.
The ceremonies will include remarks by Governor Mark Gordon, Maj. Gen. Greg Porter, the Adjutant General of Wyoming and Veterans Commission Chairman Jake Jacobs, local officials and Veterans. Receiving lines will be formed so Wyoming residents can join the effort to thank our Veterans.
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 additional information, contact the Wyoming Veterans Commission at (307) 777-8151.