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Gov. Ricketts Signs “Year of the American Legion” Proclamation

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring the “Year of the American Legion” leading up to the organization’s 100th anniversary on September 16th, 2019.  He was joined by Nebraska American Legion Department Commander Lyle Bartels, Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) Director John Hilgert, and nearly 100 American Legion members.

Gov. Ricketts Hosts “Welcome Home” Picnic for Recently Discharged Service Members

LINCOLN – On Friday, Governor Ricketts hosted 45 recently discharged service members and their families at his residence for the 2018 Veterans Welcome Home picnic.  The event, in its third year, was co-hosted by the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) along with the Nebraska 150 Commission and Walmart.