There’s something new in Riverton on this Martin Luther King/Wyoming Equality Day.
The Avenue of Flags is flying around town.
The display of Old Glory on national holidays is traditional, but finding enough volunteers to help erect the flags during typically the coldest month of the year has been a struggle in years past in Riverton. So this year, Fremont County Democrats volunteered to put the flags up. Three teams of volunteers, each with a pick up truck, spent two hours before sunrise Monday erecting the flags on East and West Main, North and South Federal and North and South Broadway. They’ll collect the flags again late this afternoon.
“It’s a lot harder than it looks, but it’s a great honor,” said Sherry Shelley, who holds the post of Wyoming Democratic Party Secretary.
Highlight of the day’s observance in Fremont County will be a march from Riverton City Park to City Hall starting at 1 p.m. organized by a Wind River Indian Reservation youth leadership group with the support of the Equality State Policy Center. State Representative Patrick Goggles of Ethete is among the speakers expected at the conclusion of the march.