Fortenberry Hosts Two Veterans Events Tomorrow in Nebraska

Nov 25, 2019
Press Release

(Lincoln, NE)––Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) will host two Veterans History Project events tomorrow, Tuesday, November 26, in Nebraska’s first district:

Bellevue 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Richmont Terrace 702 Fort Crook Rd. South

 

Lincoln 

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals 5401 South St.

 

Veterans will be able to record their story of service to be preserved by the Library of Congress as a part of the archives of America. The event will also include a special presentation on Preserving the Legacy of D-Day from one of the key persons behind the Normandy Institute.

“This initiative is part of the Veterans History Project, a special program of the Library of Congress, to ensure that the memory of our veterans’ service never fades,” Fortenberry said. “Volunteers from the community and Nebraska National Guard will be on hand to assist veterans in telling their stories.  We also will be joined by a special guest from Normandy, France, who will give us an overview of the ongoing efforts to preserve the legacy of D-Day,” Fortenberry added.

“Whether they saw battle, whether they cooked, cleaned, ran a computer system, or served our country in another way, every moment of a veteran’s service is important and meaningful to us all.  It is why we are so committed to preserving their stories for their families, friends, and our grateful nation,” Fortenberry said.

 If you would like to participate in this Veterans History Project initiative or know a veteran who would like to participate, please call Congressman Fortenberry’s Lincoln office at 402-438-1598. You can find more information about the Veterans History Project at http://www.loc.gov/vets/

 

 

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.