CASPER, Wyo. — Memorial Day is a chance to honor the veterans that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Casper Mountain Young Marines Youth Group and the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Casper are teaming up to honor the veterans who are buried in the Oregon Trails Veterans Cemetery in Casper, WY.
Their goal is to lay 4,200 roses on the graves of the veterans buried in the cemetery. On Memorial Day, they would like to have roses on very headstone.
Casper Mountain Young Marines is a national nonprofit youth education program for young boys and girls. The Young Marines strengthens the lives of America’s youth by teaching the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring veterans, good citizenship, community service, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building and leadership and promotes a lifestyle that is conducive to being productive members of society.
According to Sergeant First Class Shane Vincent, who is a U.S. Army Recruiter in Casper as well an Adult Volunteer and Executive Officer for the Casper Mountain Young Marines, says they “are proud to be a part of the nation’s premiere, award-winning program for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18.”
This year, every Young Marine has a goal of 100 roses, and they are accepting donations that will purchase roses. The deadline for donations is May 18.
To donate, simply visit the U.S. Army Recruiting Station located in the Eastridge Mall and speak with SFC Vincent or visit the new and improved Old Town Family Fun and speak with Juliann Harvey. Donations may also be made online at cmym.square.site.