CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Veterans Commission are pleased to announce celebrations for the April 1 Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day.
The day of welcoming was codified into state law during the 61st legislative session for March 30 of each year, 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 and Vietnam War who were not properly thanked upon their return home, are invited to attend and receive their welcome home and thanks from a grateful state.
Military, surviving spouses of veterans, and family members are also welcome to attend. The stops on the tour vary each year.
This year’s ceremony times and locations are:
8:15 a.m. Cody – VFW Post 2673, 808 12th Street
10:45 a.m. Casper – the Casper Airport Observation Deck, 8500 Airport
2:30 p.m. Cheyenne – American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway
The ceremonies will feature remarks by Gov. Mark Gordon, Maj. Gen. Greg Porter, Wyoming adjutant general Wyoming Veterans Commission Chairman Keith Davidson, and other veterans and local officials.
Wyoming communities are encouraged to host their own celebrations to honor Wyoming Veterans who may not have been thanked for their service or welcomed home.
For more information, contact the Wyoming Veterans Commission at 307-777-8152.