Today is Nebraska Statehood Day, marking the 154th anniversary of President Andrew Johnson signing the presidential proclamation declaring Nebraska a state.
In his Statehood message, Governor Pete Ricketts praised the residents of the Cornhusker State on the way they “pulled together to overcome the challenges of a historic pandemic.”
Ricketts said “Nebraskans can be proud of how we’ve worked together to pull through this pandemic with the hallmark grit, tenacity, and determination that make our state the best place in the world.”
U-S Senator Deb Fischer of Valentine celebrated Statehood Day by releasing a video recognizing the 154 years of Nebraska statehood.
The state’s other senator, Ben Sasse, issued a birthday message of his own saying Nebraskans have a lot to be proud of in the home of “The Good Life.”
He cites everything from “Chief Standing Bear to Willa Cather, from all of our farmers and ranchers who feed the world to all of our men and women in uniform who work hard to keep our country safe, and of course, the best fans in college sports.”