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Rockpile Museum invites public to Memorial Day Mount Pisgah Cemetery Walk

Greg Bennick taken at the Veteran’s day cemetery walk Nov. 11, 2023. (Rockpile Museum)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Rockpile Museum is welcoming the public to join in on a walk-through of Mount Pisgah cemetery to honor and remember Campbell County veterans and their service.

The walk is scheduled for Monday, May 27 at 2:30 p.m. It will feature 12 unique stories that were not a part of the museum’s walk on Veterans Day last year, a news release states.

Museum volunteer Greg Bennick will lead the 1-mile walking tour through Mount Pisgah cemetery, stopping at the graves of 12 different Campbell County veterans. Those attending will hear stories about the bravery, valor and sacrifice of these 12 men who served from the Civil War to the Vietnam War as well as details on their lives after the conflict ended.

The photo of Carl J Cook’s gravesite in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery not long after his burial on Sept. 25, 1921. (Rockpile Museum)

The walk will begin at the cemetery shelter parking lot at 2:30 p.m. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Participants are invited to stay after the tour to help volunteers gather flags.

For additional information about programs and events at the Rockpile Museum, call 307-682-5723 or visit www.campbellcountywy.gov/2169/Rockpile-Museum.

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is located at 900 W. 2nd St. in Gillette.

Don Dickey and Sis in Korea. Photo from the Dickey family collection. (Rockpile Museum)