Wounded Warrior Project hosting virtual Veterans Day event
Information on how to participate is provided below.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Local Veterans Day parades have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but there are still ways for Nebraskans to celebrate the holiday.
The Wounded Warrior Project is hosting a virtual Veterans Day celebration called ‘Honoring Our Warriors’ today at 10:30 a.m. CST.
Lt. Gen. Michael Linnington, who is a military veteran of 35 years and is now the CEO of the Wounded Warrior Project, is encouraging Nebraskans to join the virtual celebration.
“There are a thousand things you could have chosen to do with your life and you chose to serve in the military so thank you and thank your for what you provided to our nation when you returned,” Linnington said. “It’s disappointing certainly that we couldn’t participate in person this year but I just want veterans everywhere to know how much we appreciate what they’ve provided to our country.”
The hour-long event will be hosted by ESPN’s Jesse Palmer and will include tributes to veterans of all eras as well as musical performances. The Wounded Warrior Project will be encouraging participants to share their own stories and tributes throughout the broadcast.
“We’ve got several hundred warriors right there in Nebraska that are wounded warriors of the thousands and thousands that have served and we hope all of those wounded warriors in Nebraska tune in as well,” Linnington said.
If you would like to watch the virtual event, you can do so by tuning into the Wounded Warrior Project Facebook page or their YouTube channel. To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit their website here.