Game and Parks is proud to honor our veterans every day!
While the official date for Veterans Day is November the 11th, as state employees we enjoy a day off of our normal routines at work today, November 12th, to particpate in events that honor our veterans and extend our gratitude for what their efforts mean in our lives and the lives of our children today. It is a time set aside to reflect on the history and significance of why this date on the calendar is revered in our country and among its citizenry.
President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day (now named Veterans Day) with the following words:
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
The following list represents Game and Parks staff members who are Veterans, their service dates and branch of the military. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our country and for ensuring our liberty and freedom that prevails today. We commend you for your dedication and valor.
|LAST||FIRST||BRANCH||MILITARY SERVICE DATES||AGENCY SERVICE DATES||DIVISION|
|Albrecht||Frank||Air National Guard||3/1986 -Present||11/30/98||Environmental Services|
|Angell||Herb||Marine Corps||10/1963 to 10/1967||8/25/97||Boating|
|Davis||Dale||Marine Corps||6/1990 to 3/1994||9/22/01||Law Enforcement|
|Evasco||Dan||Army National Guard||1980-2010||9/4/90||Law Enforcement|
|George||Pat||Army, National Guard||1988-1992, 2001-2006||11/30/98||Law Enforcement|
|Grof||Jason||Army-Army National Guard||1/1993-12/2003, 1/2005-9/2010||8/1/05||Parks|
|Lanning||Don||Marine Corps||1971-1973||12/10/73||Budget & Fiscal|
|Pinkerton||Mark||Army||7/1969-6/1971||7/1/05||Budget & Fiscal|
|Thompson||Dennis||Air force||1968-1972||7/1/77||Law Enforcement|
|Zuerlein||Gene||Army, National Guard, Army Reserve||7/1970-5/1972,
2/1973-5/, 2000, 5/2000-10/ 2002
For more Veteran’s resources and information on Veterans Day visit The National Resource Directory at
The State of Nebraska is proud to welcome our military men and women and their families to our state. This short video highlights the opportunities for our veterans and their families in Nebraska. Please share this video with those you know who have served our country.
View the Video at this link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/edoPEINekOo