Nebraska National Guard Museum hosts holiday event for local veterans
SEWARD, Neb. (KLKN) — Thanksgiving weekend is an exciting time for residents of Seward as it marks the arrival of the citywide Christmas festival.
As a prequel to the big event, the Nebraska National Guard Museum held a Christmas celebration of its own.
The Christmas in the Military event welcomed hundreds of visitors into the museum to remember those in the armed forces.
Saturday’s event aimed to honor men and women who spend the holidays in different parts of the world serving their country.
National Guard Historian Gerald Meyer said the event allowed families to interact with local veterans.
“[Veterans] get the chance to meet the public, shake hands and introduce themselves to keep that vision alive,” Meyer said.
At the front of the museum rows of chairs were lined up for the veterans to sit in. Families could then walk in and let their children meet the veterans and hear stories from their time in the service.
After that, guests could make their way into the main hall where a variety of performers played popular holiday tunes.
The event ended at 2 p.m., giving families enough time to prepare to watch the Christmas Festival later in the evening.