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PHOTOS: Cheyenne American Legion remembers all those who have served

Wreaths were on display in the Cheyenne American Legion to commemorate Veterans Day (Eve Hamilton/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Men and women from all branches of the military and the local community gathered today at Cheyenne’s American Legion to remember those who have served, both past and present.

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, World War I came to an end in 1918. It was meant to be the war to end all wars, and so Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) was observed for the first time in 1919 to remember all those who had served to protect the United States.

Though WWI was not the last war the nation would see, the celebration of Veterans Day has continued, and the community of Cheyenne showed up to share in a ceremony for this occasion.

Present at this year’s ceremony was U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis, along with representatives from Sen. John Barrasso and Representative Liz Cheney’s offices. This year’s guest speaker was Col. John F. Hundley, who is the Vice Commander of the 90th Missle Wing at F.E. Warren Airforce Base.

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The color guard gathers to prepare for the Veterans Day Ceremony (Eve Hamilton/Cap City News)
Many in the community gathered to take part in this event (Eve Hamilton/Cap City News)
Col. John F. Hundley speaks during the Veterans Day Ceremony (Eve Hamilton/Cap City News)
Senator Cynthia Lummis speaks about the challenges that veterans face during the Veterans Day Ceremony (Eve Hamilton/Cap City News)
American Legion Post #6 Commander Barnes speaks to fellow veterans during the Veterans Day Ceremony (Eve Hamilton/Cap City News)


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