Ricketts Issues Memorial Day Message


     Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued his annual statement in observance of Memorial Day. 

     “On Memorial Day, we honor the brave Americans who have given their lives in service to our nation. For nearly 250 years, our Republic has been defended by brave women and men who have answered the call of duty in times of war.  

      Many have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we hold dear. The liberties we enjoy wouldn’t be possible without their heroism.

     This Monday, I encourage all Nebraskans to remember our fallen heroes and to give thanks for their patriotic devotion.  Together, let’s commit to carrying on their legacy by selflessly serving our communities.”

      Governor Ricketts also says he and his family wish everyone an enjoyable holiday weekend with a reminder to those who are traveling to please buckle up, slow down for construction zones, and drive safely.”

      Ricketts will be part of 3 ceremonies across the state on Memorial Day – at Memorial Park in Omaha, Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, and the 20th Century Veterans Memorial in North Platte.

      State and American flags fly at half-staff Monday until noon, when they will be raised to the top of the staff.