A traveling exhibit featuring Wyoming veterans of World War II and their stories stopped in Buffalo this week, the third stop in its trip around the state. Aaron Palmer brings us the story.
If you have seen and/or read the veterans' stories printed in the Casper Star-Tribune over the years, you've probably seen one or more of these stories.
More than 50 individual articles are framed and are mounted on the walls at the Buffalo Senior Center where they will remain through Friday.
The traveling exhibit is accompanied by Leo Sanchez, Commandant of the Central Wyoming Detachment of the Marine Corps League based in Casper.
The reason for the exhibit, Sanchez said, is to raise awareness of what these people have done and to share their stories and deeds with the younger generation so they are never forgotten.
“They're not called the greatest generation for nothing,” he said.
Sanchez, a Korean War veteran himself, tells us more about the exhibit.
The exhibit is also presented in schools throughout the state, Sanchez said, and he believes it is important for younger people to know what happened.
The exhibit will next travel to the Bighorn basin, hitting towns like Thermopolis, Basin and Greybull before heading to Cheyenne in time for the Legislative session early next year.
Sanchez said the exhibit will hopefully be back in the area, whether Sheridan or Buffalo, or both, sometime in February he believes.
Although the Marine Corps League is sponsoring the exhibit, money was not provided for expenses, so they are taking donations to cover them. Donations can be sent to Veterans Project, 818 Sally Lane, Casper, WY 82609.
From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer for sheridanmedia.com news.