Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home
March 4, 2020, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
4510 E 56th Street, Kearney
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We offer great state benefits, flexible scheduling, a wonderful team, and a chance to serve America’s heroes!
Openings for RNs, LPNs, CNAs (certification training also available), and food service workers.
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Governor Ricketts formally signed the paperwork to make Nebraska’s portion of Highway 20 the “Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway. 1-31-20
There was a great turnout at Veterans Legislative Day this morning and a lot of wonderful information on this year’s veteran and military-related legislation, our priorities in growing Nebraska, and how veterans and their family members can stay involved.
The attorneys at Berry Law have the utmost respect for the sacrifices made by America’s Veterans and their families in the service of the country. We have long fought for the legal rights of Veterans, and we recognize the critical role that their families play in supporting the mission from home, both during and after service. Which is why we are proud to announce The Military Family Scholarship.
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The Legislature is adjourned until Monday, January 27th, at 9:00 a.m.
For information on the 2020 session, including calendar, committees, senator list, and more, please visit https://veterans.
LB 153 Update
Today, LB 153 passed Select File. The next step is Final Reading, where the bill is read in full and voted on last time on. If it passes that round, it heads to the Governor’s desk for signing. If you haven’t reached out to your senator yet, please do to let them know to continue their support for this important step forward. Click here to find your senator.
Veterans Legislative Day
The annual Veterans Legislative Day is coming up next Friday, January 31st. Learn about veteran-related legislation and how to get involved and hear from speakers such as Governor Ricketts, NDVA Director Hilgert, and Nebraska senators.
The Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation which grew from the Highway 20 project wishes to thank the Service Organizations related to the Nebraska Veterans’ Council for their letter of support.
The Nebraska Department of Roads Commissioners will be making their decision between two competitors and our request for HWY 20. Only one can be chosen. Your letter made it possible to proclaim the naming of the Nebraska Medal of Honor Memorial Highway had the backing of over 30,000 Nebraska Veterans and now the naming will likely take place. The project is highly supported by Nebraska State Legislators.
It is highly desirable to see as many veterans at the meeting as possible on Dec. 13th at 1500 HWY 2 in the NDoR Main Building at 8:30am. Encourage your members to help by attending and wearing their hats. It would be very appropriate to see the command tiers please, from each organization.
The Nebraska Medal of Honor Memorial Highway belongs to all Nebraska Veterans, Active Military, Guard, and Patriotic Nebraska Citizens. I have included an attachment that provides a break down of the Nebraska Medal of Honor, “Walk the Walk” CLICK HERE. This walk will be in an effort to create the funding needed to cover the costs of signage now and in the future. The Foundation exists as a steward for the NMoHMH and is currently being processed for non-profit status. There will be many opportunities for Nebraska Veteran Organizations across the state to participate in honoring Nebraska’s Heroes of Heroes along this walk.
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The meeting is on December 13, 2019 in Lincoln, NE at 8:30 AM in the Department of Roads (NDoR) building on 1500 HWY 2, across from the State Penitentiary.
Attend the meeting on December 13th. Wear your Veterans hat. Load your car with fellow vets and make it a day you’ll always remember. Support the Heroes of Heroes, our Nebraska Medal of Honor Recipients.
We need to overwhelm the Commissioners with Nebraska Veterans support. There are two other entities attempting to have other highways renamed and the Commissioners are only allowed to accept one per year.
The details of the walk are still being formulated. It is scheduled to begin on Mothers Day, May 10. It will end on May 22nd at Siouxland Freedom Park in South Sioux City, NE.
The Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway belongs to all Nebraskans. This will be the longest named highway in the state and should be source of pride to all Nebraska Veterans and Patriots.
In early 2018 veterans from Oregon began a push to name Highway 20 from Newport Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts, The Medal of Honor Highway. PDC Gene Twiford picked up on the effort and began the process of renaming HWY 20 in Nebraska the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway to honor the 73 Medal of Honor Recipients from Nebraska.
In Nebraska this is no small project. He had to obtain letters of support from every community and county along HWY 20. As we neared completion of this first phase, Ken Hanel and Daryl Harrison joined PDC Twiford and began the second phase of gaining the political support that would be needed to present this project to the Nebraska Department of Roads Commissioners (NDoR).
Letters requesting support were garnered from Senator Bob Kerrey (Medal of Honor Recipient) and the Nebraska Veterans Council (Representing all registered Veteran Service Organizations) along with the American Legion passing a resolution of support for the name change.
In those letters we reported that this action has the support of over 30,000 Nebraska Veterans. We have received a copy of a letter sent to the Nebraska Department of Roads Commissioners (NDoR) by those five Senators supporting the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway. This was great day for the project.
Currently we are looking at six signs. One as you enter the state from either the west end and the east end and two placed at the crossroads of the American Legion Memorial Highway (O’Neil) and two at the crossroads of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway (Valentine). The NDoR has suggested that if we are successful a spare sign for immediate replacement of a damaged or missing sign should be stored with the responsible Road Superintendent for that region. Making for a total initial need of 12 signs and the placement of 6.
In Nebraska those that have a highway renamed become responsible for putting up the signage. Thus, we are at the cusp of beginning phase 3. Phase 3 is the formation of a non-profit foundation to be named the Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation.
Contact: Daryl G. Harrison (402)922-1329
WWII Veteran creates program for Post-9/11 Purple Heart recipients
REAch program has shipped more than 8,000 toolboxes to Veterans
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