Governor Matt Mead will be making a stop at the Veteran's Home of Wyoming in Buffalo on Friday, one of three stops he is scheduled to make throughout the state to celebrate the 4th annual Veterans Welcome Home Day.
The three events, in Torrington, Buffalo and Jackson, are set to thank veterans for their service and welcome home veterans who did not receive a proper reception after serving.
Governor Mead is joining the Wyoming Veterans Commission to commemorate “Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day” which was added to state law in 2011.
In a news release, the Governor said, “I look forward to greeting each veteran, and passing along the thanks of a grateful state. Wyoming cares deeply for its veterans and this is a way to show we care. It saddens the heart to know that men and women who served did not come home to a handshake and a supportive nation. It is a small gesture, but a necessary one, to pause and honor these veterans-to warmly welcome them home.”
The ceremonies in Buffalo will be at the Veterans Home of Wyoming at 700 Veterans Lane beginning at 11am.
Rich Dunkley, Superintendent of the Wyoming Veteran's Home, said they are looking forward to the Governor's visit.
Ceremonies will feature remarks from Governor Mead; Major General Luke Reiner, Adjutant General of Wyoming; State Senator John Schiffer; and Lee Alley, a Distinguished Service Cross recipient from the Vietnam War; and possibly other local officials and veterans from the community.
All who wish to attend are welcome.