Nebraska American Legion Medal of Honor Ride

Welcome this page is all about the ride that we will have on the 22nd of May from Van Tassel Wyoming to South Sioux City Nebraska. To honor the 73 Medal of honor recipients from Nebraska. The ride will be on Medal of Honor Highway 20.

The event starts on May 11th. 2 Men will walk across Nebraska and dedicate every 6 miles to a Medal of Honor Recipient. They will wear tags around there neck with the name of the recipient as they walk the 6 mile distances. And then stop and put on a new tag with a different name.

We are asking All Motorcycle Riders from across the state to join us on the 22nd and ride across Nebraska and end up at Sioux City for a dedication to honor 2 Medal of honor Soldiers that will be there and also to Christen Highway 20 across Nebraska as Medal of honor highway. The ride will start at 7:00 am MST. but you can join us anywhere along the route.

First stop will be in Gordon Nebraska at 8:45 am MST next stop will be in Valentine at 11:45 CST and then Atkinson at 2:30 CST then Osmand at 4:15 CST Arriving in Sioux City at 5:30 CST.

 

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NEBRASKA MEDAL OF HONOR HIGHWAY SIGN DESIGNATION

You now can have your name associated with a sign location along the Medal of Honor Highway.

(Blue number circles correspond to the list of current donations for signs below.)

Additional sign locations are available for donation. We are authorized for 12 more signs across Nebraska. We can only have 2 per county thus 12 counties x 2 for 24 total signs. The full 24 depends on appropriateness of locations. Each sign donation amount is $2,000.00.

To make a donation and have your name associated with a sign location, contact:

Daryl G. Harrison (President, Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation)

Box 266, 355 So. Main

Thurston, NE  68062

(402) 922-1329

 

For more information CLICK HERE

Wayne State business students collaborate with Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation

Business communication classes at Wayne State College have gathered ideas for the Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation to use to raise awareness for not only the foundation and its mission, but also its upcoming Walk the Walk Across Nebraska.

The Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation planned a walk that will span the state on Highway 20, which has been designated the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway by Gov. Pete Ricketts, according to a college media release.

The story CLICK HERE

 

Delays in Obtaining Military Documents for Eligibility Determinations

Dear Funeral Directors:

We are asking for your assistance. As you may be aware, the government’s primary repository for military personnel records, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), has been closed to the public since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to numerous COVID-19 exposures occurring with increasing frequency, the NPRC has informed us they have shut down most of their remaining operations indefinitely. This decision negatively impacts our ability to obtain documents to determine eligibility for interment in national cemeteries.

We will continue to make every attempt to assist Veterans and their families, but if a service member’s records cannot be obtained through any source other than NPRC, we may not be able to make a timely eligibility determination.

We ask you to inform family members of this issue and ask them to search for any additional military documents which may be in their possession. Documents kept by the Veteran may be the only documents available at this time to verify his or her eligibility for burial.

We also encourage you to ask family members to check the following:

  • Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) or the American Legion. These organizations may have discharge documents on file for members.
  • Any orders the service member may have received or any documents showing a military service number would be helpful.
  • County clerk of the county where the service member would have returned from service. The service member may have filed their documents with the county upon discharge from military service.
  • If the service member has a set of dog tags, please send a clear photograph of them to our agency.

Any additional information provided may improve our ability to locate records. You may send any additional information or documents by fax at 1-866-900-6417 or by email at NCA.Scheduling@va.gov. Please follow up on the fax or email with a phone call to 1-800-535-1117, Option 1, to alert us to this additional information. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your assistance in this emergency.

Jay Dalrymple

Director, National Cemetery Scheduling Office

St. Louis, MO

KFOR Veterans Voices Program

The July 12 program is now posted on the KFOR Website:

https://www.kfornow.com/

To hear the program, click on PODCASTS in the upper center of the page, select VETERANS VOICE, then scroll down to the date.  You will note that a number of past programs are there also, and you can select the date you’d like.

Thank you for participating in this program or a previous one.  It’s on from 7:30 to 8:00 A.M. each Sunday morning, and available on this Podcast tab for 24/7 listening.  I hope you will help us disseminate the address and make the program as widely available to Vets as possible.

If you have any suggestions for features in upcoming programs, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Charlie Brogan

Alpha Media, Lincoln, NE 68504

402-325-7778

charlie.brogan@alphamediausa.com

Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway receives new sign

It was January 31st that Governor Ricketts signed legislation to turn Nebraska’s portion of US Highway 20 into Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway.

In the world of military service, the Congressional Medal of Honor is a decoration of the highest order. It is the most esteemed award that can be given to a serviceman.

 

It was January 31st that Governor Ricketts signed legislation to turn Nebraska’s portion of US Highway 20 into Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway.

 

It was a show of reverence that doubles as being the largest monument in Nebraska’s history.

 

“A memorial never to be forgotten,” said Daryl Harrison, Vice Commander of the Nebraska Department of the American Legion. “A memorial to Nebraska’s greatest military heroes.”

Full Story: CLICK HERE