The Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation

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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Medal of Honor recipients are inspiring students with lessons on patriotism, sacrifice

In the auditorium of Florida’s Seffner Elementary, Medal of Honor recipient Gary Beikirch has the undivided attention of dozens of students.

“The Medal of Honor is about a different way to live your life,” said Beikirch, a Vietnam veteran and former Green Beret. “We want you to truly live, and I want to encourage you to live your life thinking about other people.”


Nebraska Hall of Fame: Nebraska Medal of Honor Recipients

In 1969, the Nebraska State Legislature amended the Nebraska Hall of Fame statutes “to provide that Nebraskans awarded the Medal of Honor shall be named to the Hall of Fame” and required that the Hall of Fame Commission procure a plaque with the names of the Medal of Honor recipients. On May 5, 1974, the State of Nebraska officially inducted 57 Nebraska Medal of Honor recipients to the Nebraska Hall of Fame. The commission placed a bronze plaque by J.H. Matthews on the southwest pilaster of the Great Hall of the Nebraska State Capitol.

On November 11, 2013, the State of Nebraska unveiled a new, updated bronze plaque with the names of 72 Nebraska Medal of Honor recipients. The Nebraska Office of the Capitol Commission placed the new plaque in Memorial Chamber—the fourteenth floor of the capitol.

Department of Roads – Medal of Honor Hwy 20 Signs Project

Department of Roads – Medal of Honor Hwy 20 Signs Project

December 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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.