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Casper College Veterans Program plans to host traveling memorial

Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Casper College Veterans Program will be hosting a special traveling memorial Saturday June 18- Sunday June 26. The memorial which is entitled “Eyes Of Freedom” and honors a company of 22 Marines and a Navy Corpsman who were killed in the Iraq War in 2005.

The monument will be carried in an 18 wheeler and representatives of the Casper College Veterans Program will be meeting it in Cheyenne to escort it into Casper. The monument will also have a procession through the city of Casper which will start at the Hat 6 truck stop at 3:30 Saturday June 18. The procession will lead to Casper College’s Walter H. Nolte Gateway Building where the memorial will be placed and open for the public to enjoy.

“We’ll have law enforcement escorting us and we’re looking at having about 100 to 150 bikes and other vehicles along with it. We also always have a big Deuce and a half that comes and joins and a couple of Humvees and it’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Caleb Lindsay who is the president of the Casper College Veterans Program.

The Memorial will be in place on the third floor of the Gateway Building and an opening ceremony will be held on the second floor of the building. The memorial will also be open to the public each day starting at 8:00am.

When asked about the importance of the piece and what it means to have it in Casper Caleb said, “I had somebody tell me about a time when they came to one of our memorials with their dad who was a veteran and they looked at all the items and then they heard some cool stories that they had never heard about their fathers service ever.”

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