Nebraska WWII Veterans Honored
Sunday marked the 60th Anniversary of D-Day, and commemorations were held all over the world. Here in Lincoln, WWII D-Day veterans were recognized by representatives of the French government at a ceremony in the state capitol rotunda in front of a packed house, the Consul General of France from the midwest thanked Nebraska veterans on behalf of the people of France. Governor Johanns said the veterans represent the best of America. Johanns said, “I ask that the spouses and loved ones of these veterans who are here today take a moment to look at the face that is so familiar to you. It is not only the face of your husband, your father, your grandfather, it is the face of a true American hero.” The Governor also pointed out that of the some 144,000 Nebraskans who fought in WWII, 1 in 40 did not return home.