VFW Department Membership – We are in a tie for 6th place Nationally!

 

We are in a tie for 6th place Nationally!

Still second in our conference as Minnesota is still ahead of us.  BUT – we are making a difference!

Department Current Prior %
Montana 6985 7194 97.09 %
Alaska 7021 7396 94.92 %
Pacific Areas 10944 11623 94.15 %
Minnesota 38632 41228 93.70 %
Kansas 19312 20803 92.83 %
North Dakota 6474 6982 92.72 %
Nebraska 15362 16568 92.72 %
California 73990 79819 92.69 %

Omaha Natl’l Vets Cemetery Carillon Project

Omaha National Cemetery

144th Street and Schram Road, south of Interstate 80 in western Sarpy County. At least 170,000 veterans live within a 75-mile radius of any cemetery. The Omaha National Cemetery is open to Veteran burials now.

Any veteran who left the service with anything other than a dishonorable discharge is eligible for a burial plot, opening and closing of the grave, a marker and permanent, professional care, Van Bibber said. Spouses are eligible for free burial, too, as are minor and adult children who become permanently disabled before age 23.

Spaces cannot be reserved in a national cemetery. Van Bibber said plots are provided as they are available, though spouses will be buried together.

Burials may be scheduled through the VA’s national call center in St. Louis (800-535-1117). A DD214 military discharge certificate is required, but Van Bibber said the VA will help to obtain one for veterans or their family members who don’t have one.

AMVETS Nebraska is raising money to construct a Carillon at the Omaha National Veteran’s cemetery.: A  Carillon is a musical instrument that is typically housed in the bell tower (belfry) of a cemetery bell tower . The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze, cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to produce a melody, or sounded together to play a chord. 

AMVETS Nebraska is working to obtain $60,000.00 for construction of the Carillon at the Omaha National Veteran’s cemetery. This Carillon at the Omaha National Veteran’s cemetery Will honor Veterans for centuries. AMVETS Nebraska need your personal donations and corporate donations to make this Carillon at the Omaha National Veteran’s cemetery a reality.

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