Jocelyn Pagels was announced as the winner of the Nebraska Medal of Honor Community Recognition Sign competition and presented a check for $500.00 from the American Legion Riders of Beemer Post 159. Jocelyn’s work portrays the heart of honoring our heroes of heroes, the Nebraska Medal of Honor Recipients. These signs will be displayed on eligible community population signs across the state.
Those communities are on the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway, had significant impact regarding the projects of the Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation, or had a Medal of Honor Recipient born or is interred in a cemetery associated with that community.
Her instructor Corey Meyer was presented with a check for $400.00, made out to the Bancroft School’s Art Department in recognition for his having gone above and beyond in his teaching duties to bring the artwork to fruition.
Because Jocey is from Bancroft it has been decided Bancroft too will be honored with signs. This means that all communities in Cuming County will bear the signs. Beemer home of the American Legion Post that worked so hard to make it all happen. Wisner in honor of Dale Hansen a Medal of Honor Recipient, West Point in honor of Ken Hanel and his wife Adeline’s sacrifices to make the walk across the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway.
The artwork with horizontal stripes is Jocey’s original work and the artwork with the vertical stripes it’s latest rendition to have been forwarded for approval by the state. The latest rendition was created to meet state guidelines.