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Gov. Ricketts’ Veterans Day Statement

Note: Updated schedule included

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Veterans Day:

“Veterans Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the commitment and sacrifice of our state’s military heroes.  It is a day deeply steeped in patriotic symbolism commemorating and honoring generations of past and present military service members and their families.

“On behalf of all Nebraskans, Susanne and I thank all of our state’s veterans for their service and their sacrifices.  You have made Nebraskans proud.  You are part of what makes Nebraska so great.”

The Governor is attending the following events on Veterans Day:

9:45 a.m.         Remarks, Veterans Day Assembly, Wahoo High School, 2201 N. Locust, WAHOO

2:00 p.m.         Remarks, Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home Veterans Day Program, Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home, 12505 South 40th Street, BELLEVUE

Nebraska State Capitol to Turn Green for Veteran’s Day

Earlier today, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announced that the State Capitol will turn green for Veterans Day as a part of the “Greenlight A Vet” project.

According to the project website, “Green is a color of hope, renewal and well-being.  A ‘green light’ is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement.  The simple action of changing one light to green is intended to spark a national conversation regarding the recognition of veterans, and ‘green light’ them forward as valued members of our communities.”

Outside lights that illuminate the State Capitol will be covered with green gels from Tuesday, Nov. 10 to Thursday, Nov. 12.