U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer told a packed auditorium in southeastern Nebraska we must remember those who served and sacrificed for the country on this day, Veterans Day.
Fischer told veterans, their families, and students at Hevelone Center at Beatrice High School the importance of what veterans did for this country.
“And in Nebraska, we remember the sacrifices of our own heroes,” according to Fischer. “We admire the courage required to leave Nebraska and serve America in her hour of need.”
Veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War joined in the observance of Veterans Day, as well as those who served in the first Iraq War.
Fischer noted the military continues to serve in the Middle East in the war on terrorism, in which five service members from southeastern Nebraska have died.
Fischer said it takes character to serve in the military.
“They possess courage, patriotism, determination, selflessness, dedication to duty, and integrity,” Fischer stated. “You need these qualities to serve a cause that is greater than yourself.”
Doug Kennedy, KWBE, contributed to this story.