Strong winds do damage to the Veterans Memorial Plaza


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Above: The Fallen Soldier Battle Cross lays on the concrete of the Pine Bluffs Veteran Memorial and Community Plaza after strong winds tossed it about, shattering the glass enclosure, breaking loose the helmet from the sculpture.

Strong winds and heavy rains have battered our small town for the last couple of days. Several property casualties have been reported, and winter weather conditions have closed portions of interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie. While Wyoming residents are no strangers to diverse weather conditions, there was some dismay when it was discovered by locals that our Veteran's Memorial Park suffered the loss of one of its statues. Town treasurer Kim Patterson assures residents that the glass case that protected the statue will be replaced as soon as possible, but the sadness of the destructi...

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