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The Cherry County Justice Center has several monuments gracing the front lawn.  What’s missing are monuments to commemorate our veterans who served during the Korean era from January 1, 1947 through February 27, 1961; along with our veterans who served in the Vietnam conflict from February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975. In an effort to have these monuments created, a list of names needs to be curated first. Please fill out the form below and submit it to: stetter@inebraska.com 

 

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“The goal is to have a monument or monuments constructed for all who have served in the military from the conclusion of WWII to the conclusion of Vietnam,” Don Nelsen said. 

 

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The committee realizes that the Valentine trade area goes outside the Cherry County boundaries up into South Dakota. We are committed to the theory that all area veterans in our area of Nebraska and South Dakota be placed on the memorials. In 1983 when the Vietnam Veterans Chapter was formed, it was named after Ivan Noteboom who lived in our area in South Dakota. He was the first area veteran killed in Vietnam.

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 Mail the above information to:

American Legion Post 90 CCVMC, P.O. Box 33, Valentine, NE 69201

We are asking for a donation to help defray the cost of the memorial or memorials - one for Korean era, and one for Vietnam. All donations are welcome and are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to: American Legion Post 90 CCVMC, P.O. Box 33, Valentine, NE 69201. A suggested donation is $20, but it is NOT mandatory. 

Committee members include: Chairman Don Nelsen; Secretary Jim Edwards; Treasurer Bob Stetter; members Dr. Dick Jeffers, Larry Johnson, Bill Marshall, and John Ravenscroft. 

Donations can be given to any of these committee members. More information can be obtained by contacting Don Nelsen at 402-376-2443, or email nelsenphw@gmail.com or Bob Stetter at 402-376-2331, or email at stetter@inebraska.com

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