Posted 2 years ago

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Nebraska Vets Cemetery at Alliance

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.

  • Sydney White

    My dad was Bernard White, the second veteran buried in the Nebraska State Veterans Cemetery. We donated his flag to fly along the avenue of flags during special occasions. Now that I am living in North Dakota I am proud my dad’s final resting place is in a place of great honor and his remains are being taken care of respectfully. This Memorial Day, will be the first year, I am not there since his passing. This saddens me greatly, but I know, all will be well, and a flag will be place by his marker by Troop 423. A special thank you to the Boy Scouts and their leaders. The colors will fly proudly over our vets, and I know, each and everyone of them will be proud they are with their brothers and sisters in arms. They knew what real sacrifice means, and the Nebraska State Veterans Cemetery will always be a lasting reminder of that sacrifice.