Sheridan County veterans will be honored in programs today, Nov. 11, at the Sheridan VA Medical Center and Sheridan College, as well as with the Tribute Wall at the Senior Center on Smith Street.
American Legion members have also planned activities at the Sheridan VA and Sheridan Junior High School.
The Sheridan VA ceremony will begin at 11 this morning in the Auditorium, Building 61, on the VA grounds on Fort Road. Public Affairs Officer Jackie Van Mark talked about the longevity of the VA program and the significance of the date and time.
Keith Davidson is the current past commander of the American Legion. He'll be the keynote speaker for the event. VA Director Debra Hirschman will read letters from Wyoming's Congressional delegation. The American Legion Color Guard will present the flag.
Activities at Sheridan College will begin at 10:45 this morning with remarks by Sheridan College President Paul Young, a Navy veteran. Ceremonies will be at the Veterans Plaza on the main campus entrance, and will include a flag raising at 11 to mark the signing of the Armistice that officially ended World War I.
A list of Sheridan College veterans will be read, followed by a moment of silence to recognize those who did not return, in observance of the Remembrance Day National Roll Call.
One hundred and thirty Sheridan County veterans are honored on the Tribute Wall at Sheridan's Senior Center. Thirty-seven tributes are in memory of deceased veterans. The display is open to the public through Nov. 22.