NEBRASKA CITY – Hundreds turned out on a misty Veteran’s Day in Nebraska City Saturday to dedicate a 100-foot wall mural and tour displays at the Veteran’s Memorial Building.
Mural artist Kent Schwartz explained the panels, including portraits taken from photos of local veterans submitted by citizens. The next panel shows war images from the American Revolution to present day. The “On Land, In the Air and at Sea” panel follows.
Mayor Bryan Bequette presented Schwartz with a flag and introduced Ted Beilman, who organized displays of veterans to help celebrate Nebraska’s sesquicentennial.
Beilman said he is happy with the turnout and opportunity to re-introduce the Memorial Building, which has been closed since 2008.
Beilman: “People would come in and wonder why is the building closed. Of course, this is just one part of it. There’s lots to be done. This is just the very beginning. I think it’s going to take everybody’s effort working together, but this is a good start.”