The Unveiling of Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway 20 signs will take place on July 2nd.
The first of two signs will be unveiled for placing on Highway 20 by the Nebraska Department of Transportation designating it as the “Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway”. One will be on the east end and the other the west.
Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation President Darryl Harrison tells KLIN News, “The Medal of Honor recipients, they are our heroes. Every one of them has a story. That is what this is all about.”
Governor Pete Ricketts approved the naming in January making Nebraska the fifth state to formally adopt the Medal of Honor name for U.S. 20, which stretches from Newport Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts. This is a historical moment as the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway is the longest named state highway in Nebraska and is crossed by the VFW Memorial Highway and the American Legion Memorial Highway that run north to south.
A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on July 2nd at Siouxland Freedom Park in South Sioux City. Harrison says that is the half-way mark of the highway as it runs through the nation. The public is invited to attend.