LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming will unveil a new statue commemorating the sacrifices of Wyoming’s veterans at the War Memorial Stadium’s Veterans Memorial Plaza.

Gov. Matt Mead and University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols are among those scheduled to attend the ceremony Saturday.

John Hursh is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and will be master of ceremonies for the Veterans Memorial Plaza re-dedication ceremony.

Hursh tells the Laramie Boomerang ( ) that the new bronze fallen soldier’s cross will help rededicate the plaza to represent all Wyoming veterans.

The statue consists of a soldier’s helmet propped on a rifle planted barrel down between a pair combat boots.

Hursh says a World War II style was chosen because the football stadium was originally dedicated in honor of World War II veterans.

Information from: Laramie Boomerang,

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