Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says it's time to remember the so-called "forgotten war." In preparation for Memorial Day, he spoke at a ceremony at the state capitol Tuesday about the significance of pausing to observe the sacrifices made by those in uniform near the 38th parallel - and in countless other global conflicts.
Governor Mead underlined the importance of remembering the Korean War, as this year marks six decades since the war ended that left more than 33,000 Americans dead including 60 residents of Wyoming and thousands more wounded.
During the Korean War alone, nine men from Sheridan, Big Horn and Johnson Counties laid down their lives during the three-year struggle against the People's Republic of Korea that began in 1950. Governor Mead reminds residents this Memorial Day weekend is a time to honor and to remember.
We'll have more Memorial Day stories as the weekend approaches.