Beneath the high flying National, State and Armed Forces flags at Sheridan's Municipal Cemetery (formerly Mount Hope Cemetery) are two smaller National flags marking the grave of US Army Paratrooper Pvt. Orval Loren Kock. The cemetery is replete with settings such as this as we remember our veterans on Memorial Day.
Many "Remember the Fallen" but once a year, Beverly (Bev) Johnson of Sheridan "Remembers the Fallen" each and every day of her life. Bev lost her 26-year old son, Marine SSgt Brian D. Bland on January 26, 2005 when he and 30 others lost their lives when his CH-53E Helicopter went down in Iraq.
Sheridan High School 9-11 Band struck up Sir Edward Elgar's 1901 "Pomp and Circumstance" at precisely 1:00 pm Sunday and the Processional was on as the graduates-to-be filed into the standing room only gymnasium for Sheridan High School Commencement Exercises 2012. Once seated a branding took place - perhaps a Wyoming only event.
At their last meeting, the Buffalo City Council appointed and approved Mayor Randy Dyess as the voting delegate for the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, or WAM, Annual meetings which will be in Laramie next month.
To the sound of Robert Wyatt's bagpipes at 1:00 pm Saturday the Fort Mackenzie graduation processional began. After a welcome address by Laurien Rahimi and speaker Officer Howie Fitzpatrick "The Graduation Song" was sung by soon-to-be-graduate Amanda Popke.