Laramie County Community College is hosting a memorial for all the military personnel who have died since 9/11.
The memorial will be on campus Nov. 17 through Nov.26 and will be held in the ANB Ballroom in the Clay Pathfinder building. The Student Veterans of America at LCCC are helping with the preparations, including finding sponsors in the tri-state area.
“They’re five feet wide and 10 feet tall, and there’s going to be 30 of them,” said Kevin Yarbrough, SVA Advisor. Yarbrough added the memorial recognises 4700 people, who gave their life since the beginning of the war.
Yarbrough said the memorials have pictures and names of the soldiers. Upon arrival, people from SVA, the military, and volunteers from LCCC will be at the door to help direct people. If a student or guest has a specific person or family member they came to see, the volunteers will be able to help find where that person is located in the memorial.
“It’s important because it’s the only stop Mid-America,” said Wesley Frain, SVA President.
Yarbrough said the memorial is stopping at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Reagan Museum in Simi Valley, California.
“This memorial’s different because anyone alive can relate to it,” Yarbrough said. “The wars’ still going on.”
The official name for the display is “Remembering our Fallen.”
“I also kind of think it’s important because this is the first step in building a monument in D.C.,” Frain said.
Frain said the Vietnam Memorial travelled across the United States for the specific reason of getting a monument built.