(Riverton, WY) – Dozens of community members and local Veterans gathered at Mountain View Cemetery just before 10 am today, May 31st, for the annual Memorial Day Flags for the Fallen Service. The entirety of the service can be viewed at the bottom of this post.
Air Force Veteran Martin Cannan was the Master of Ceremonies, and representatives from local Veteran organizations all participated in today’s honor. The organizations included the VFW Post 3628, American Legion Post 19, Riverton VFW Auxilary, Riverton American Legion Auxilary, United States Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans, as well as both the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Riverton Boy Scout Troop #44 continued their service in honoring Veterans by holding the flags during today’s service.
Due to a medical emergency, the 21-gun salute was unable to happen as planned this year. However, the ceremony continued with the playing of “Taps” by local Veteran Doug Newlin and ended with “Amazing Grace” played by Melissa and Henry Bautz, of the Lander City Fire Department Pipes & Drum Band.
The ceremony can be watched in the steam below.