Remember when you were 16? Likely, you really wanted a new car, were worried at high school’s social hierarchy, and trying to figure out your life goals.
Taylor Romans is not that typical 16-year-old. Sure she’s got big plans, and she may want a car… we didn’t discuss that part, but she has been working all year to honor Lander-area veterans and to make her community a better place.
Taylor describes herself as very patriotic. She remembered hearing national news about the Wreaths Across America program and found it inspiring.
The motivated sophomore decided to bring the program, which honors deceased veterans by laying a wreath on their grave, to Lander’s Mount Hope Cemetery.
Taylor worked throughout the year to fund-raise, coordinate, and put together the plan. Ultimately this December, she received enough donations to lay 477 wreaths on the graves of military members.
That is a big number that took a lot of effort, especially in a snowstorm, but it was only about halfway to her goal.
In 2020, she hopes to receive enough donations to double that number so that every veteran at the cemetery can be recognized.
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