Casper College Veterans Program plans to host traveling memorial
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – The Casper College Veterans Program will host a special traveling memorial Saturday, June 18 through Sunday, June 26. Corpsman who were killed in the Iraq War in 2005.
The monument will be transported in an 18-wheeler and representatives from the Casper College Veterans Program will meet it in Cheyenne to escort it to Casper. The monument will also have a procession through the town of Casper starting at the Hat 6 truck stop at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. The procession will lead to the Walter H. Nolte Gateway Building at Casper College where the memorial will be placed and opened for public enjoyment.
“We will have law enforcement escorting us and we are looking at having around 100-150 bikes and other vehicles with it. We also always have a big Deuce and a half coming and joining us and a couple Humvees and it’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Caleb Lindsay, president of the Casper College Veterans Program.
The Memorial will be housed 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 daily from 8:00 a.m.
Asked about the significance of the coin and what it means to have it in Casper Caleb, he said: ‘Someone told me once when they came to one of our memorials with their father who was a veteran and they looked at all the articles and then they heard interesting stories that they had never heard about their father’s service.
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