Vets to D.C.

On the morning of Friday, Sept. 18, 40 Shelby County-area veterans departed the Shelby County Fairgrounds en route to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials built in their honor. This was the 11th trip sponsored by the Shelby County Vets to D.C. committee. There were two World War II veterans, six veterans of the Korean War and 32 Vietnam War and Vietnam-era veterans who went on the trip. The committee has now taken around 1,200 veterans, caregivers and volunteers to D.C. to see the memorials. The veterans returned to Sidney in the evening of Sunday, Sept. 20. 


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Photo galleries

Send off Friday at Shelby County Fairgrounds

Local vets head to D.C.

Friday Lunch at Pennsylvania Welcome Center

“Letters from Home”

Arlington National Cemetery

Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier web1_DSCF2655.jpg

Wreath-laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Saturday lunch along the Potomac River

Marine Memorial – Iwo Jima

Vietnam Wall and Wreath-laying Ceremony

Korean War Memorial and Wreath-laying Ceremony

District of Columbia War Memorial

World War II Memorial and Wreath-laying Ceremony


A visit with Elizabeth Dole at the World War II Memorial 

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

Navy Memorial

Air Force Memorial

The trip back to Sidney