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Mead visits with veterans

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is making stops all over the Cowboy State to visit with local veterans.

Mead stopped in Buffalo, Torrington, and Jackson for the Fourth Annual Veterans Welcome Home Day in Wyoming on Friday. Mead and the state's Adjutant General, Luke Reiner, spoke to and visited with dozens of veterans throughout the day.

Mead says Wyoming has this day set aside to show gratitude to veterans who did not receive proper recognition when they came back home.

"They wait 30 years and they've never had, before today, an official welcome home. And so to have this opportunity is a great privilege. we're very proud of our vets in Wyoming and today is a day to recognize them and thank them," said Mead.

For the veterans, they also look forward to the chance to catch up with some fellow former soldiers.

"Seeing that a lot of the other guys got back and stop and visit makes it really a good day and we thank the Lord that we can all get together again once in a while," said Vietnam Veteran Nick Hahn.

The day was passed into state law by the legislature in 2011.

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