Mayor: We Need to Remember Our History

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Mayor Miller talked about the need to remember history during ceremonies to honor deceased veterans Saturday. (Photo by Pat Blair)

We need to remember our history and teach our youth what has happened in the past.

That was the message of Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller in ceremonies held Saturday to honor our deceased veterans.

The event was part of Wreaths Across America, a nationwide movement to remember America's veterans. Kristen Marcus, a first lieutenant with the local Civil Air Patrol, explained.

In preparation for Saturday's ceremonies in Sheridan's Municipal Cemetery, volunteers earlier in the week laid wreaths in honor of Sheridan County veterans.

Marcus said more than 500 wreaths were laid in Sheridan, plus 18 wreaths in Big Horn and 18 in Story.

She said volunteers included the Sheridan County Republican Women, other members of the community and members of the Civil Air Patrol. She said this was a big deal this year, because last year only about 330 wreaths were laid.

Marcus added a huge shout-out was due to the Republican Women of Sheridan County because of the support they've given the Civil Air Patrol.

Additional help in placing wreaths came from the Ladies Auxiliary of Sheridan's Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

Marcus said wreaths were $15 each and could be bought by anyone. She said the buyer could designate a wreath for a specific veteran or simply buy the wreath to go on any veteran's grave.

Performance of "Taps" ended the ceremonies. (Photo by Pat Blair)
The American Legion presented the colors. (Photo by Pat Blair)