Posted 1 year ago
By Kevin Horn
You are invited to attend a Memorial Day service at the Nebraska State Veterans’ Cemetery Committal Shelter on Monday, May 27, at 2 pm. The guest speakers will be U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith of Gering and Alliance Mayor Fred Feldges.
The cemetery was dedicated on August 13, 2010.
Since January 21, 2011:
– There have been 118 interments to date. Several of these services were for veterans in other states who were brought back here for burial.
– The Avenue of Flags will have 51 flag poles and flags upon completion. 38 will be on display Memorial Day.
– A young man working on his Eagle Scout designation has raised the money for the remaining poles and flags, which have been ordered.
– Visitors from all over the country and the world, including Canada, Mexico, Japan, Denmark and Pakistan
– Hundreds of people from across the country and around the world have signed the guest book.