A Piece of My Heart

The opening scene of "A Piece of My Heart" - the story of six women who served their country in Vietnam. In the beginning, shown here, each woman recounted the reasons for signing up. This production was one of the special remembrances in 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and was held in the atrium at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center following dinner on Thursday evening. Prior to the dinner Diane Carlson Evans, the founder of the Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation was recognized as a special guest, made an honorary citizen of Sheridan and later presented a replica of the Vietnam Women's Memorial to President Paul Young of Northern Wyoming Community College District. Scroll down for more photos.

The opening scene of "A Piece of My Heart" - the story of six women who served their country in Vietnam. In the beginning, shown here, each woman recounted the reasons for signing up. This production was one of the special remembrances in 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and was held in the atrium at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center following dinner on Thursday evening.
The opening scene of "A Piece of My Heart" - the story of six women who served their country in Vietnam. In the beginning, shown here, each woman recounted the reasons for signing up. This production was one of the special remembrances in 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and was held in the atrium at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center following dinner on Thursday evening.
Captain Diane Carlson Evans, ANC RVN, the Founder of the Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation and special guest Thursday evening.
Captain Diane Carlson Evans, ANC RVN, the Founder of the Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation and special guest Thursday evening.
Diane Carlson Evans presenting College President Paul Young with a replica of the Vietnam Women's Memorial
Diane Carlson Evans presenting College President Paul Young with a replica of the Vietnam Women's Memorial
Diane Carlson Evans receiving a special proclamation from City of Sheridan Councilman John Heath that made her an honorary citizen of Sheridan.
Diane Carlson Evans receiving a special proclamation from City of Sheridan Councilman John Heath that made her an honorary citizen of Sheridan.
A scene from "A Piece of My Heart" in which "man" dies while being attended to by the nurses.
A scene from "A Piece of My Heart" in which "man" dies while being attended to by the nurses.
The six women gather around "man" during one of the scenes
The six women gather around "man" during one of the scenes
In the final scene an elderly veteran sees Leeann who he thinks was one of his nurses though she is not sure but the two still embrace.
In the final scene an elderly veteran sees Leeann who he thinks was one of his nurses though she is not sure but the two still embrace.
Following the performance the 7 member cast took questions in a back-and-forth exchange with the audience. Both the audience and cast members were moved as a result of the evening's performance. In the back Diane stands by Jerry, a Vietnam Veteran who she said was her "crutch" to help her get through the evening.
Following the performance the 7 member cast took questions in a back-and-forth exchange with the audience. Both the audience and cast members were moved as a result of the evening's performance. In the back Diane stands by Jerry, a Vietnam Veteran who she said was her "crutch" to help her get through the evening.