NEBRASKA CITY – The American Legion’s centennial at Nebraska City and Arbor Day as a national holiday will be celebrated at ceremonies on Friday, April 26, at the Otoe County War Memorial on the west side of the courthouse.
Ron Roen, a US Navy veteran who has been working with NCTC for aerial support during festivals, said Arbor Day is a source of national pride.
Roen: “Basically the U.S. flag is on display at Arbor Lodge and across the nation on Arbor Day, so our nation’s colors are being displayed.”
U.S. flags will be raised and lowered beginning at 11 a.m. Shelly Ramage, who became the first VFW Auxiliary member, to join the VFW honor guard for the Fourth of July ceremony this summer, will help present flags to naval personnel for naval operation support.
Carl Christensen, commander of the American Legion Post No. 8, will represent the legion on its centennial.
April is also the month of the dependent child for the military and will received recognition. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at noon.