It was a special Veterans’ Day in Papillion as the city and the Community Foundation dedicated Veterans Park this morning. Bad weather didn’t keep a crowd from gathering to honor those who served our country. They gathered inside a large tent to hear a number of speakers and observe a moment of silence.
Veterans Park includes two honor walls with the names of 230 veterans from Sarpy County. It also includes new sidewalks and flag poles.
This was just one of several Veterans’ Day events throughout Nebraska. Congressman Brad Ashford attended a service at American Legion Post 1. Governor Pete Ricketts will speak at 2 p.m. at a service at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue.