Crete Carrier added five more trucks to the Patriot Fleet on Veterans Day. The trucks are wrapped with honorary military graphics. With the new honorees, it brings the fleet to 15. Crete Carrier is committed to providing veterans with opportunities. More than 30 percent of the Crete Carrier workforce have a military background. In January, Crete Carrier became one of the first companies to work with the Department of Veteran Affairs to create an on the job truck driver training program for veterans. The year long program provides approved veterans and other eligible dependents access to GI Bill benefits. This year, Crete Carrier was awarded the “Best of the Best 2014″ award for being a Top Veteran Friendly Company.
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Lendyl Duffield, along with most of Chappell’s 900 and some residents were gathered in the high school gymnasium to pay tribute to our country’s veterans. Lendyl is a life member of VFW Post 7002 Chappell, a nearly-40-year employee at the local Farmer’s Elevator. He is also a proud veteran of World War II and still fits into the Army uniform he wore in the 1940’s. Lendyl is a hard-working family man, a church-going community leader and a member of the Lions Club. He now spends most of his time taking care of his wife Musa, who has lung cancer. Musa says Lendyl “does everything for me now.”
Lendyl is proud of his uniform and he is proud of his time in the Army. At the Veteran’s Day ceremony when the emcee asked the veterans in the audience to stand, Lendyl stood up straight and proud, and he saluted while they played God Bless America. He is the type of veteran that made our country and he’s the type of guy we have these ceremonies for. Article by Dale Fehringer.
Wauneta and Palisade honored veterans at several area ceremonies. Pictured are (left to right): Bill Lawless, Ray Ridlen, Loyd Christner, Jerry Post, John Miller, Darrel Evans, Viron Baxter, Billy Smith, Robert Keating, Loren Wright, Dennis Ferguson and Leo Porter.
The Wauneta-Palisade 4th Grade class presented a US Flag Skit for the attending veterans and other grades in the school. Half of the class were US flags and half of the class were Nebraska flags. The program was sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 7028 Palisade.
The VFW NE On-Line Program Reporting has changes.
Below is the new interface reducing the number of key categories to report.
Below is the new white hat area (example post 1581)
Log into your post account to see the “Reporting Snapshot” and what items are under each category.
To go to On-Line Reporting CLICK HERE
Loren Steinman, a senior at Nebraska City High School, and an Eagle Scout, are receiving a check for being the 2014 “Voice of Democracy” essay winner for the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Nebraska City. He is the son of Daryl and Laura Steinman of Dunbar, NE.
The presentation is being made by the John E. Walls VFW Post 2634 Commander Roger L. Kopf, and Auxiliary President Paula Waterfield.
Left to right in the picture is VFW Commander Roger Kopf, Laura and Daryl Steinman, Loren, David Goswick, Guidance Counselor, and Auxiliary President Paula Waterfield.
Progressive Insurance Keys to Progress® vehicle giveaway event.
Progressive Insurance Keys to Progress® vehicle giveaway event is taking place in 58 Progressive Service Centers across the country 11-11-14. Today 114 of our country’s Veteran’s will be driving away with a refurbished vehicle. Progressive has partnered with the VFW to recognize their great service.
This is Omaha’s first Progressive Insurance Keys to Progress® vehicle giveaway event.
Other partners in this program include the VFW, helping to identify the recipients of the vehicles, National Auto Body Council, 1800-Charity Cars and VRC Investigations.
Enterprise Rent-a-car donated 6 months of insurance for each family. B Street Collision Center repaired two of the cars donated and Great Plains Auto Body repaired the third car.
Progressive employees worked together from North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska raised $3,000.00 in donations for extras that these Veteran families needed (picture below).
VFW members that participated in this event below left to right are Sam DeJohn-State chief of staff, Bernard Brosnihan-state Commander, John Liebsack-State Adjutant/Quartermaster, Ann Thieman-Chaplain-Post 1581, Arlan Stratman-Post 1581 member, C.L. Leighter-Commander Post 1581, Dr. Steven Youngberg-Adjutant/Quartermaster Post 1581. Picture below.
Speakers at this event were (below)
Jennifer Loosvelt – Progressive Insurance. Picture below.
John Liebsack-VFW State HQ-Adjutant/Quartermaster. Picture below.
Tony Wiese from B Street Collision Picture below.
Matt Hansen-Great Plains Auto Body (staff speaks below) Picture below.
Doug Kooken-Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Picture below.
Ely’s Towing provided service for transport. (no picture)
Ann Thieman – Ann served in the Army for 17 years. Ann served as an escort for the chaplain, because he couldn’t carry a weapon. Ann traveled to war zone locations. Ann plays piano for a church and also at VFW conventions. Ann has four children Rochelle, Sara, Josiah attending at this event. Ann received a 2005 Chrysler 300. Picture below.
Michael and Melissa Adams – Michael was a Marine stationed at Twentynine Pines, CA for 4 years. They have 2 girls, Ophelia and Piper. Michael is working 2 jobs to provide a home for his family. They received a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander. Picture below.
David and Megan Buckley-Megan was a reservist and David was in the Army for 4 years. David suffered a traumatic brain injury and deals with memory issues. David and Megan reside in Lincoln, NE and have twin daughters Daidan and Aubry, they are 5 years old. They also have a new daughter Lilly born in July 2014.They received a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. Picture below.
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Your VFW post members can turn in a lead for a business that is interested in Skill Touch – Skill Gaming. If this lead becomes an installed Skill Touch – Skill Gaming terminal in the business, the post will get 10% of the net profit that the terminal(s), at that business location, will produce through play. This will help fund local posts for community projects, operations, etc. Local posts will be able to view all Skill touch activity of their businesses via the internet.
Identify a business such as bars, restaurants, convenience stores, etc. in your community.
Download the Skill Touch brochure HERE
Talk to the targeted business and leave behind the brochure with the business. The business can go to the website http://cgtne.com for further investigation. You can print a copy of the FAQ (frequently asked questions) to leave with the business CLICK HERE
If the business is interested in learning more about Skill touch – Skill Gaming, Contact sales to followup with the business.
Contacting Sales: (With Business Lead)
CGT website: www.cgtne.com
Fill out a lead form: CLICK HERE
FAQ: CLICK HERE
On Saturday, 11 OCT 2014, the John E. Walls VFW Post 2634 of Nebraska City officiated over the official unveiling of SFC Scott E. Nisely’s name on the Otoe County War Memorial in Nebraska City.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a Gold Star Banner with her son’s name on it. At the beginning of the ceremony, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and immediately after the unveiling, TAPS was played.
The engraving project was pursued by VFW Post 2634 of Nebraska City. In attendance for the ceremony was the mother, Mrs. Nisely of Syracuse, and Scott’s brother and sister in law from Lincoln, along with people from the general public, veteran members of the Nebraska City Police Department, the Otoe County Sheriff, and members of the Patriot Guard from Omaha, Plattsmouth, Lincoln, Syracuse, and Nebraska City.
Mrs Nisely was presented a photo banner by VFW Auxiliary and District 6 President Paula Waterfield, which was provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a Gold Star Banner with her son’s name on it. At the beginning of the ceremony, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and immediately after the unveiling, TAPS was played.
Following the ceremony, Mrs. Nisely and family personally thanked each individual member of the Patriot Guard.
Story by: Roger L. Kopf, Commander, VFW Post 2634, Nebraska City
For the month of October, our Nebraska City location has chosen to support the Military Assistance Program (MAP) —Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Department of Nebraska. For every new Facebook like our page receives this month, we will donate $1.
Help us reach our goal of a $500 donation!