On Friday, March 27, Governor Matt Mead will travel to events in several areas thanking veterans for their service and welcoming home veterans who did not receive a proper reception after serving. From the start of his time in office, Governor Mead has joined the Wyoming Veterans Commission to commemorate “Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day.” The day of welcoming was added to state law in 2011.

All Wyoming veterans are invited to attend. Military personnel, surviving spouses of veterans and family members are also invited.

Governor Mead said,

“I look forward to this day each year – Wyoming cares deeply for its veterans and these events provide an opportunity to show we care, our veterans deserved to come home to a supportive nation. I am proud to be able to take part in this welcome home.”

Ceremonies in Evanston will begin at 8:30 am at 1440 Main Street

Ceremonies in Pinedale will begin at 11:00 am at the Sublette County Library, 155 S. Tyler Avenue

Ceremonies in Rawlins will begin at 2:30 pm at the Jeffrey Center at 3rd and Spruce

This year’s ceremonies will feature remarks by Governor Matt Mead, Major General Luke Reiner, the Adjutant General of Wyoming, and Veterans Commission Vice Chairman Lee Alley, a Distinguished Service Cross recipient of the Vietnam War. Local officials and veterans from the community will also be speaking. Receiving lines will be formed so Wyoming residents can join the effort to thank our veterans.

For more information, contact the Wyoming Veterans Commission at (307) 777-8151.