caption: Lancaster County Agricultural Society
board members Ron Snover (front left) and Roger
Powell (front right), along with members of
the VFW Post #131 Color Guard. Snover and Powell
are 4-H alumni as well as veterans.
Lancaster County Agricultural Society dedicated a 4-H
and FFA Veterans Memorial on the first day of the
Lancaster County Fair. The memorial is located near the
front entrance of the Lancaster Event Center, 84th and
Havelock. The dedication ceremony was led by members of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #131.
memorial features two flags poles placed in concrete which
is in the shape of a V. A brass plaque will
commemorate the local 4-H and FFA alumni who went on to
serve in the armed forces of the United States.
Ag Society operates the Event Center, which opened in
2001. It is a public, multipurpose facility which hosts
a variety of local, regional and national events. In its
mission to promote agriculture, youth and community, the
Ag Society works closely with the University of Nebraska
Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County 4-H Youth program
and local FFA chapters: Norris, Raymond Central, Waverly
to Scott Nichelson, member of the Lancaster County Agricultural
Society board of directors, We just wanted to honor
4-H and FFA kids who went on into the service, because
4-H and FFA taught them a lot and that learning continued
on in the military.
Bergman, FFA alum and veteran of the Vietnam conflict
said, The memorial is a nice tribute to local men
and women who have served their country. I appreciate
the honor bestowed by the Lancaster County Ag Society.
Bergman is also Unit Leader of University of Nebraska
Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County.