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Library system presents book to vet group

Nov 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

On behalf of the veterans in Riverton, the Fremont County Library Systems Foundation presented the Riverton Branch Library with a copy of "They Served with Honor: Stories from Wyoming World War II Veterans."

Foundation members Roger Hicks and Maggie Ness gathered war veterans at the library Friday to formally pass the book on and honor them just before Veterans' Day on Monday.

The book included the stories of veterans, many of whom were from Riverton and fought in World War II.

Wyoming Veterans Commissioner Pat Lawson accepted the hard cover book with honor and in memory of the fallen soldiers.

"It's a great deal of meaning to me," she said.

Lawson also described the changes the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3682 has made since giving up the group's facility at 1409 W. Main St. in Riverton.

"We have reorganized into a veterans group," Lawson said. "We all work together to do what you see here."

Also present to accept the book was Riverton Library Branch manager Gloria Brodle.

The book was edited by the Casper Star-Tribune as they collected the stories of veterans over the years.

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