Omaha Public Radio News
9:24 am
Mon May 18, 2009

VA welcomes home Iraq and Afghanistan veterans

Omaha, NE – Hundreds of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were welcomed home Saturday.

The VA of Nebraska-western Iowa held its second annual Welcome Home Ceremony. At the event, veterans could find information about education, employment and reintegration services. Vendors also provided information about Family Readiness programs and veterans' organizations.

Heather Bojanski is the VA's Program Manager for returning combat veterans. She says more than 1,100 veterans attended last year's ceremony in Omaha. The VA plans to hold the Welcome Home event in Grand Island next year.