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JACKSON, Wyo. — The American Legion Post #43 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4274 hosted a Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony service on the Town Square today at 11 a.m.

A large crowd gathered today in spite of the snowy conditions to honor American Veterans. Jackson Hole High School students were present for the ceremony along with town and county officials. Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum was honored during the ceremony, his family was present.

Veterans Day honors all who have served in the U.S military. It is celebrated on Nov. 11, the day World War I ended in 1918. President Woodrow Wilson celebrated Armistice Day in 1919. In 1938 when Congress recognized it as an official federal holiday and in 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day, to honor U.S veterans who served in all wars.

The Jackson Police Department also hosted the 2nd Annual Veterans Day Walk/Ruck/Run which began at the Town Square following the ceremony. Participants completed an 11.11-mile walk, ruck march, or run through Jackson.

Non-perishable food donations for the Jackson Cupboard were also collected at the Square. Items can also be dropped off at Town Hall, 50 E. Pearl Avenue.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.