Remarks, Federal Legislative Summit, Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, 28210 W. Park Hwy, ASHLAND
Capitol Commission Meeting, Hearing Room 1507, State Capitol, LINCOLN
Remarks, Department of Environmental Quality’s Calendar Contest Awards Presentation, Governor’s Hearing Room, State Capitol, LINCOLN
This past week was significant for Korean War veterans across the country. On July 27th, the nation observed the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. On this anniversary, President Donald J. Trump announced that North Korea has returned 55 cases with remains of American military killed in the war. The cases have been flown to South Korea and then they will be transported to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency laboratory in Hawaii for identification.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced representatives to serve on the Rural Broadband Task Force. The task force will review issues related to availability, adoption, and affordability of broadband services in rural areas of Nebraska and make recommendations to the Legislature.
Personal Return Travel to Nebraska
Personal Out-of-State Travel
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a ceremony at the State Capitol to honor veterans of the Korean War. Over 300 people, including veterans from across Nebraska and their family members, joined the Governor for the ceremony. At the ceremony, the Governor signed a proclamation and presented Ambassador for Peace medals to veterans, surviving spouses, and family members as a symbol of gratitude from Nebraskans and the Republic of Korea for their service.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a delegation from Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture led by Governor Toshizo Ido. During a press event at the State Capitol, Governor Ricketts and Governor Ido signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) strengthening the economic ties between Nebraska and Hyogo. The University of Nebraska and University of Hyogo similarly signed an MOU on Wednesday that will lead to new educational and research collaborations between the two institutions.
OSCEOLA – Today at the Polk County Fair, Governor Pete Ricketts named Polk County as the newest county in Nebraska to be designated as a Livestock Friendly County (LFC). Polk County is the 47th county in Nebraska to be designated as such. The LFC program is administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).