This past Friday, August 12, the Omaha National Cemetery was dedicated. Local, state, and federal representatives, including Governor Pete Ricketts, along with approximately 1,000 people attended the ceremony. The dedication was the culmination of years of work to establish a national cemetery for service men and women of Nebraska and their families. The cemetery sits on 236 acres and will serve the needs of 112,000 veterans for the next 100 years. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald gave the keynote address for the dedication, saying, ““Today, we dedicate a special place for generations of families to visit and remember their loved ones, a place that reflects our gratitude, our love and our devotion.”
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