PHOTOS: Lander 2022 Memorial Day services

(Lander, WY) – The 2022 Memorial Day services in Lander were held in the Hudson Funeral Home at Mount Hope Cemetery, after rain and cold weather prohibited the ceremony from taking place outside.

h/t Vince Tropea photo

Speakers for the event included Lander’s American Legion Don Stough Post 33 Commander Mark Keiser; Chaplain Michael Tanner, who led the benediction and prayers; Lander VFW Post 954 Commander Bob Keiser, who read a letter addressed from Wyoming Senator John Barrasso; and Lander Chief of Police Scott Peters.

Chief Peters read a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Monte Richardson, declaring May 30 as Betty Lou McAleenan Day, in honor of her service in the Women’s Army Air Corps during WWII.

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The ceremony concluded with the placing of the flag and symbolic flowers, followed by the playing of “Taps” and rifle salute.

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