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Gov. Ricketts’ Veterans Day Statement

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Gov. Ricketts’ Veterans Day Statement


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


“‘A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.’  President John F. Kennedy’s words ring true now more than ever.  Each year, Veterans Day is an opportunity for Americans to set aside the things that divide our country, and celebrate the men and women who have served our country through the years.  This day is set apart to honor their service and sacrifice which have protected the freedom and liberties we hold in common as Americans.”

Nebraska State Capitol to Turn Green for Veteran’s Day


The State Capitol will turn green this weekend for Veterans Day as a part of the “Greenlight A Vet” project.


According to project organizers, “Greenlight a Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.  Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being.  A ‘green light’ is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement.  The simple gesture of changing one light to green creates a beacon of support and appreciation, and a visible symbols of our commitment to ‘greenlight’ veterans forward as valued members of our communities.”


Outside lights that illuminate the State Capitol will be covered with green gels for Veterans Day.  More information is available at