The event will honor first responders, veterans, and military personnel.
Western Wyoming Community College will host Hero Appreciation Days on September 20th and 21st from 10AM to 4PM.
Hero Appreciation Days is an event honoring first responders, veterans, and military personnel for their service to our communities and country. The event will include military, fire, and law enforcement equipment as well as museum exhibits. Senator Mike Enzi will attend Hero Appreciation Days and will address attendees at 10:15AM on Friday the 20th.
Participants can expect to see a display honoring law enforcement of Green River, Rock Springs, and Sweetwater County, courtesy of the Sweetwater County Museum. Additionally, a Missing Man table, military and first responder equipment, Honor and Color Guard ceremonies, gift basket raffles, and fun activities like a pull-up bar, dog tag machine, and weight lifting bar will be featured.
WWII Jeeps and equipment will be on display, provided by Ernest Stacy, on Saturday the 21st.19th and 20th century mess kits brought by Doug Cubbison. The City of Rock Springs will honor women veterans of Sweetwater County, and the Daughters of the American Revolution will be honoring Vietnam Vets. There will also be WWI memorabilia displayed in Western’s Natural History Museum, opposite the pendulum.
“Hero Appreciation Days celebrates the men and women who serve or have served their communities and country. It’s a comprehensive event that combines the past, present and future through educational exhibits, fun activities, and resources on campus,” stated Teresa Shafe, Chairperson of Hero Appreciation Days.
There will also be resources on campus for veterans such as The Veteran’s Administration, Wyoming at Work to assist with resumes and job search assistance, and The Mobile Vet Center Van.
This event is free and open to the public. Community members are encouraged to attend.
Persons seeking admission, employment or access to programs of Western Wyoming Community College shall be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political belief, handicap, or veteran status.