Mayor Collins, Veterans Remembrance Memorial hold POW-MIA Proclamation

Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 11:52 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - On the morning of September 17, Mayor Patrick Collins and the Veterans Remembrance Memorial began a new era for the city of Cheyenne. Now, the Capital City is officially recognized as a POW-MIA city.

A monument has been placed in Constitution Square to honor the Vietnam Veteran’s from Laramie County who never returned from Southeast Asia. In holds each of their names on it.

Former servicemen and women, community members, and those who lost loved ones attended the unveiling.

Currently, seventeen cities across America are recognized as POW-MIA cities, with Cheyenne being the first of such distinction in Wyoming.

The goal of this memorial is not only to honor those who have fallen, but to bring awareness to the next generation.

“Well, I think it’s important because, as we said in our proclamation, more than 81,000 people are unaccounted for, and I think it’s important as we start losing the older generation that the younger generation takes up the mantle of making sure that we do everything we can to bring these brothers and sisters home,” said Mayor Patrick Collins.

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