Omaha Public Radio News
11:46 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Omaha rededicates World War One memorial

Omaha, NE – A world war memorial in midtown Omaha has been restored.

The war memorial at Farnam Street and Turner Boulevard was rededicated Friday for Veterans Day. The memorial pays tribute to Nebraskans who served in World War One.

Brigadier General Judd Lyons is Adjutant General of the Nebraska National Guard. He says the memorial is a reminder of the service of Nebraska veterans in all wars. He says more than 5,000 Nebraska National Guard soldiers served in WW1. "Today, service men and women from Nebraska serve in all branches of the military in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and numerous other locations. The face of the enemy changes, battlefield locations vary, but the willingness of Nebraskans to serve has never wavered."

A recent report from USAA and military.com named Omaha as one of the top ten cities in the US for military retirees.