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Public Veteran Events

Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike - Ashland, NE

THE ACTUAL HIKE ITSELF IS FOR VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY, NATIONAL GUARD, AND RESERVISTS ONLY. Participants hike 22km (13.67 miles), while carrying 22kg (48.5lbs), wearing Silkies, combat boots, and a ruck - 22 representing the 22 military suicides a day.

Learn more on the Facebook event page.

Event Time: 
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Event Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Purple Heart Day

Purple Heart Day Flyer

Join us at the Nebraska State Capitol for the Governor's Proclamation Signing Ceremony. He will be signing a proclamation declaring August 7th Purple Heart Day in Nebraska. 

Nebraska State Capitol - Warner Chamber
1445 K St. Lincoln
10:00 a.m.

That day the Nebraska State Capitol will be lit purple in honor of Nebraska's Purple Heart recipients. 

Capitol lit purple for Purple Heart Day in 2018

Event Time: 
10 a.m.
Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

“Sorghum Cares” Initiative Press Conference

On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts will announce a partnership between the Nebraska Sorghum Producers Association (NeSPA) and the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA).  The “Sorghum Cares: Preserving Our Heritage. Building Our Future” Initiative is a volunteer initiative to interview veterans and record their experiences to be archived at the Library of Congress as part of the Veterans History Project.

The Governor, NeSPA Executive Director Nate Blum, NDVA Director John Hilgert, and Humanities Nebraska Director Chris Sommerich will make remarks and give an overview of the initiative before taking questions.  

What: Gov. Ricketts to announce partnership between NeSPA and NDVA to memorialize veterans’ stories

When: 10:00-10:30AM CT on Monday, July 15, 2019

Where: Governor’s Hearing Room, Nebraska State Capitol, 1445 K St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Who: Governor Ricketts will be joined by:

  • Nate Blum, NeSPA Director
  • John Hilgert, NDVA Director
  • Chris Sommerich, Humanities Nebraska Director
Event Time: 
10 a.m.
Event Date: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Marine For Life - Nebraska Networking Event

Join the Nebraska M4L Network at Fireworks Restaurant.
5750 S. 86th Drive
Lincoln, NE

Whether you’re looking to hire Marines Veterans, seeking employment or providing veteran resources, join us for an evening of networking. We look forward to meeting you!

This event is for:

  • Marines
  • Business Leaders
  • Veteran Resources
  • Veterans


M4L Networking event flyer

Event Time: 
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019