Allen Pannell, Administrator of the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery located in Alliance, Nebraska will be the presenter for our May forum. Allen will discuss the history of the cemetery and the process that took place to develop the concept, work up a design, obtain approval, construct and subsequently manage Nebraska’s only statewide veterans cemetery. Groundbreaking for this important cemetery project took place in October 2008. It was then dedicated and presented to the public on August 13, 2010. The first interment was held on January 21, 2011.
The cemetery’s mission is to not only provide a place of burial for America’s veterans but to also honor their service and dedication to our country while acknowledging the sacrifices they made for our safety and security. The cemetery aims to educate the public and preserve our culture through various programs and services.