VETERANS STATE CEMETERY AT ALLIANCE FOUNDATION TO COMMEMORATE THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR II
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 1:00 PM
August 16, 2015 has been designated as the day for Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II. The Spirit of '45 organization has invited national, state and tribal veteran cemeteries to be a participant in the "International Tribute" scheduled for that weekend. Wreath laying ceremonies will begin at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines and continue in a westerly direction around the world. After events in Europe and throughout the United States, a final garland will be placed at the National memorial of the Pacific Cemetery in Hawaii.
Invited by the Veterans State Cemetery at Alliance Foundation, World War II veterans from the 11 western counties in Nebraska will have a "Tribute" to attend. Board Directors and Veteran Service Officers throughout the Panhandle have volunteered to get the word out. Nebraska's State Veterans Cemetery, located at 2610 County Road 57 in Alliance, is the closest location, within hours, that is having a ceremony. The program will include: patriotic music, guest speakers, formal recognition to all World War II veterans attending, and closing with the laying of a wreath on the "Unfinished Grave".
This 70th Anniversary End of World War II Commemoration starts at 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 16th at Nebraska's State Veterans Cemetery, 2610 County road 57, Alliance, NE. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and help us celebrate "Our Greatest Generation". Come early for closer parking. Questions may be referred to Ron Winchell at 308-631-8787.