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Gov. Ricketts’ Veterans Day Statement

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

“Today, we honor our Veterans. For our freedom and our liberties, we express our collective debt of gratitude for their service to country above self. I also thank the families of our servicemen and women for their many sacrifices. I encourage every Nebraskan to take a moment and thank a vet today.

“On behalf of Nebraskans, I thank our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice for Nebraska and the United States. God Bless you, God Bless Nebraska, and God Bless the United States of America.”

Nebraska State Capitol to Turn Green for Veteran’s Day

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has 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, “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.

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