New Central Nebraska Veterans' Home ribbon cutting set for late August
The Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) has announced they will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home (CNVH) on August 25 starting at 10 a.m.
According to the City of Kearney, they will be offering tours of the facility that run until 2:00 p.m.
The program includes:
- Music by the United States Air Force Band
- Welcome by Kearney Mayor Stan Clouse
- Raising of the Colors by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department
- Invocation by Chaplain Bill Noer
- Remarks by Governor Pete Ricketts, US Senator Deb Fischer, and NDVA Director John Hilgert
- Ribbon cutting ceremony
- Vehicles on display from the National Guard
Tours will start in Building Alpha, one of the facility’s 18 care homes located at 4510 East 56th Street, Kearney.
The City of Kearney says guests will be able to view the members’ common areas, kitchen, and a private room. Tours will then move to Building Golf, one of two hubs that connect the homes to form a neighborhood. Building Golf is home to a restorative kitchen, recreational activity room, and therapy areas for physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. Tours will conclude in Building Juliet, which is home to the chapel, library, ceramic area, woodshop, Foxhole Lounge, Freedom Hall, and medical clinic areas.
If you are planning to attend, the City of Kearney says there will not be public parking available at the facility itself.
Available parking is as follows:
- Public parking at Patriot Park in both lots
- Public parking at Kearney Regional Airport, with shuttles to facility
- Veteran and disabled parking at the National Guard, with shuttles to facility
Members are scheduled to move into the facility later this fall, according to the City of Kearney.