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Veterans day Celebration

Monday, September 4th 2023

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In honor of our Veterans, the Nebraska State Fair will be hosting various activities on Monday, September 4th. Join us for our special Veterans Program located at the Heartland Events Center at 10:30 a.m. We will also have a special Celebration Parade dedicated to Veterans starting at 1:00 p.m. Come out and help us pay tribute to those who have fought for our freedom! 

We thank all of our veterans for serving to make our country peaceful, strong, and free!



Program Schedule

Program Host – Ed Meedel

Posting of the Colors – United Veterans Club Honor Guard of Grand Island NE

National Anthem – Ava Bonifas 

Pledge of Allegiance – Ed Meedel

Invocation – Chaplain Zachary Brueningsen

POW / MIA Empty Chair Recognition – Ed Meedel

Moment of Silence to Remember Our Fallen – Ed Meedel

Flag History Ceremony  – Grand Island Elks Lodge #604

Keynote Speaker – Major General Wendy K. Johnson

Special Recognition and Armed Forces Medley – Ed Meedel

Musical Program – Grand Island Northwest High School 14 Karat Gold Show Choir

Announcements – Ed Meedel

Benediction – Chaplain Zachary Brueningsen

Retire the Colors – United Veterans Club Honor Guard of Grand Island NE


OTher Veterans Day Events

All Day: Army National Guard Helicopter Display – West Parking Lot

All Day: CCC Veterans Mingle – Grounds-Wide

All Day: Veterans Art Display – Nebraska Building

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Veterans Resource Fair – Heartland Events Center

9:30 AM – 5:00 PM: Mobile Veterans Unit – North of the Heartland Events Center

10:30 AM: Veterans Day Program – Heartland Events Center

1:00 AM: Salute to our Veterans Celebration Parade


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