An exchange of military banners in Lander; One comes down, one goes up

(Lander, WyIt was a morning of honoring those currently serving in the armed forces in Lander. The city hangs banners along its Main Street while local service men and women are abroad. This morning at 9:00 a.m. Chris Hart removed his banner from in front of City Plumbing having returned from his third combat tour in Iraq. He was joined by his wife Melissa, his two kids Conner and Cameron and a large amount of other family and friends from around the country. [image: 0 (9).jpeg] Chris was born and raised in Lander and now resides in Fort Bragg North Carolina. His wife Melissa told County 10, "Lander is such an amazing support system and it always feels good to come home." Chris spoke before removing his banner, "It's such an honor to be supported by such an awesome community ... Lander has been amazing for us." [image: 0 (6).jpeg] [image: 0 (8).jpeg] A few minutes later the family of Mitch Brauneis hung his banner in the 300 block of Main Street as he's serving his first tour in Afghanistan. His dad, Karl Brauneis and Chris' fiance were there with a few other family members. On Sunday, July 3rd there will be an additional hanging of another banner belonging to Major Coffey. He is still deployed but his family will be here from Montana to hang the banner on his behalf. That ceremony will occur at 4:00 p.m. in front of City Plumbing. [image: 0 (4).jpeg] [image: 0 (1).jpeg] [image: 0 (3).jpeg] Thank you Hart, Brauneis and Coffey for serving our country. #county10 #news #whatshappening