Remember the Fallen (updated)

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. The Super Stallion helicopter that Bland was riding was transporting troops for security operations in preparation for elections in Iraq. The Wyoming Legislature two years ago passed a new law offering gold star license plates to honor the fallen. Originally only parents, grandparents and spouses of armed forces members who died in service or as a result of military service were eligible to get gold star license plates. The most recent legislative session added children and siblings to the eligibility list. Through its trust fund the Wyoming Veterans Commission, for the first year and a half, is picking up the extra $30 cost for this specialty license plate. Be like Bev and remember our fallen each and every day - not just on Memorial Day. When you see a vehicle bearing a gold star family license plate like the one Bev proudly displays on her pickup do what it says on the left side of the plate, "Remember the Fallen." For more information on the gold star plate see: http://www.dot.state.wy.us/wydot...

Be like Bev Johnson and remember our fallen each and every day - not just on Memorial Day. When you see a vehicle bearing a gold star family license plate like the one Bev proudly displays, in memory of her son SSgt Brian Bland, on her pickup do what it says on the left side of the plate, "Remember the Fallen."
Be like Bev Johnson and remember our fallen each and every day - not just on Memorial Day. When you see a vehicle bearing a gold star family license plate like the one Bev proudly displays, in memory of her son SSgt Brian Bland, on her pickup do what it says on the left side of the plate, "Remember the Fallen."
Bev's gold star license plate reflecting an image of itself in the water on the bumper from the recent rain.
Bev's gold star license plate reflecting an image of itself in the water on the bumper from the recent rain.
Bev Johnson in her office on Coffeen Avenue with her son Brian's photo on the wall just across from her desk
Bev Johnson in her office on Coffeen Avenue with her son Brian's photo on the wall just across from her desk
Marine SSgt Brian D. Bland the 26-year old son of Beverly (Bev) Johnson who lost his life in support of his country on January 26, 2005 - the son that will always be remembered by Bev and who is recognized and honored on the gold star family license plate: "GS5" that she proudly displays on her pickup
Marine SSgt Brian D. Bland the 26-year old son of Beverly (Bev) Johnson who lost his life in support of his country on January 26, 2005 - the son that will always be remembered by Bev and who is recognized and honored on the gold star family license plate: "GS5" that she proudly displays on her pickup