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Cheyenne to honor veterans and active military with ceremonial wreath laying

The restored Wyoming State Capitol building is seen at night on Feb. 11, 2020, in Cheyenne. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The public is invited to join in a ceremony of the laying of a Wyoming state remembrance wreath at the Wyoming State Capitol.

This ceremony will be taking place on Monday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. and is part of the “Wreaths Across America” program, which places wreaths on the graves of members of the military who have passed to remember those who have served past and present during the holidays.

The Wyoming Veterans Commission will be hosting the ceremony, with the featured speakers including Governor of Wyoming Mark Gordon and the adjutant general of the Wyoming National Guard, Maj. Gen. Gregory Porter.

The tradition of donated wreaths began in 1992 in Harrington, Maine, when the Worcester Wreath Company donated their surplus wreaths to decorate the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.


This year, as in past years, wreaths are donated for special ceremonies to each State Capitol, with a 38-inch ceremonial wreath for our Nation’s Capitol. Every wreath is made specially and donated by the Worcester Wreath Company in Maine.