Fremont County Veterans Memorial Re-dedication held today

Published: Sep. 12, 2020 at 12:55 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

Today in Lander was the re-dedication ceremony for the Fremont County Veterans Memorial to honor all who have served our nation, past and present.

“It’s our legacy. Those of us who have served know that those who have served behind us and those that serve in front of us are just as much a part of it as we were when we served. We want to make sure that those people are recognized,” emphasized Kenneth Persson Senior, member of the Wyoming Veterans Commission.

The original dedication of the memorial was on July 16, 2011. The memorial is located outside of Fremont County Courthouse in Lander.

The sculpture was done by John Phelps, and many citizens and businesses took part in the refurbishing and repair of it.

The National Anthem was sung by a Lander high school senior, and the invocation was given by Jason Nunn.

The Eagle Drum was played while the Color Guard presented, and the Lander Valley Fire Department Pipe Band performed “The Scottish Soldier.”

“Where they refurbished the plaques and the stone and everything, that will bring more awareness hopefully to everyone to come out and view this and enjoy the information and the memorial of all the veterans,” noted Mark Keiser the Commander of the American Legion of Don Stough, post 33 of Lander.

The memorial is ongoing to honor all Fremont County veterans, not only those that have seen combat.

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