Honor the Fallen: Laramie VFW & American Legion Memorial Service
In honor of fallen servicemen and servicewomen, the American Legion Post 14 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2221 will be holding a Memorial Day Service Monday morning.
Laramie Memorial Day Service Schedule of Events:
The service begins at 8 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Harmony Gardens on Hwy 230, travels to Laramie River Bridge at 8:30 a.m. for the Navy remembrance, onto the Albany County Courthouse at 9 a.m. for the Veterans Flagpole Memorial, and will end at Greenhill Cemetery at 10 a.m. for the larger ceremony.
Honoring Veterans in Laramie
Post Commander Lee Killian, a Vietnam Navy veteran, says the post will be at Greenhill Cemetery Saturday morning at 9 a.m. to put 1700 flags at gravesites to honor veterans interred there. Killian stressed the importance of Memorial Day remembrance and education. “Laramie is really receptive to us, and we often have veterans in the classrooms. We hope [students] continue their interest in this education.”
Killian says the Legion and the VFW take turns every other year commanding the service, and always assist each other. “I’ve been doing this for years and years,” he said. We’re the old guys… we’ve got Afghanistan and Iraq now…now we’re the old guys.”
Killian encourages the public to participate at any location by showing up and observing the ceremonies.
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