OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead and the Wyoming Veterans Commission are pleased to announce celebrations for the “Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day” on Monday, April 1. The day of welcoming was codified in state law in 2011 during the 61st legislative session.
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.
“Honoring those who have served is critical. It shows our pride in America and shows those who are serving now or will serve that we are indebted to them for their sacrifice,” Governor Mead said. “For those who served and did not come home to a handshake and a supportive nation it is long past due that we pause, honor you and welcome you home.”
Ceremonies will commence in Sheridan at 8:30 am at the Sheridan VA Medical Center Auditorium, 1898 Fort Road hosted by the Sheridan VA Medical Center.
“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 Pete Quinnell, Chairman of the Wyoming Veterans Commission.
All Wyoming communities are encouraged to host celebrations to honor Wyoming veterans who may not have been thanked for their service or properly welcomed home.
For more information, contact the Wyoming Veterans Commission at (307) 777-8151.