One Woman Campaigns To Honor Northeast Wyoming's Fallen Soldiers

(Gillette, Wyo.) Christine Bestgen's son, Dennis, was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2011. Since then, she has worked with the Honor and Remember Flag project, to help present memorial flags to Gold Star Families across Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas. She is currently the President of the South Dakota Gold Star Mothers. This past Saturday at the Wyoming Sportsman Expo, Bestgen organized a presentation ceremony for three families in the area. Her mission is to expand to include fallen heroes from the Vietnam and Korean War eras as well as more recent casualties of war. She has already presented to a Vietnam-era family in Upton. Tomorrow she hopes to meet with Mayor Carter-King and the City Council to discuss flying the flag of remembrance on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and the Fourth of July. For more information on the symbolism of the Honor and Remember Flag, visit . *Photo h/t Christine Bestgen // Pitchengine Communities* #county17 #news