Sheridan College plans Vietnam Women's Memorial replica unveiling

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Sheridan College will soon be home to a memorial honoring all female veterans, notably those of the Vietnam Era. The statue, a two-foot-tall replica of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial (VWM) in Washington, D.C., commemorates the 265,000 women who volunteered to serve during the United States’ military conflict in Asia. Both the original and the replica were sculpted by artist Glenna Goodacre. Of the 100 replicas she made, the one at Sheridan College will be the only publicly displayed outdoor sculpture in the United States, besides the original full-size version in Washington, D.C. “It is a great source of pride to our campus and community to feature this statue at Sheridan College,” said Dr. Paul Young, President of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes Sheridan College. “The brave women who served in the Vietnam War are a testament to the spirit of volunteerism and patriotic duty felt by so many across the country. It is our honor to pay tribute to them.” The VWM dedication will be held at 11 a.m. on May 5 at Sheridan College’s Veterans Plaza (in case of inclement weather, it will be held in the EA Whitney Academic Center Atrium). The ceremony will feature soloist Kera O’Bryon, who also sang at the original VWM dedication and subsequent every-five-year anniversary events; and Keynote Speaker Allen K. Hoe, a U.S. Army combat veteran (Vietnam 1967/68) and recipient of the Combat Medics Badge, the Purple Heart Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal. The event is free and open to the public, with a cake reception to follow in the Whitney Atrium. For more information on the Vietnam Women’s Memorial dedication, please contact Mary Jo Johnson at (307) 674-6446 ext. 2850 or [image: Inline image 1] #dally #news #whatshappening