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By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
Beatrice Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Beatrice Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag We Answered the Call United We Stand Keepers of Freedom [And Other Mottos] [Honoree Plaques] Dedicated May 30, 2005 — Map (db m48227) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Beatrice's Own - Civil War and the Spanish-American War We Answered the Call 1861 - Today
April 12, 1861: Fort Sumter, South Carolina was fired on by Rebel forces. On the 18th of May, Nebraska Territory Governor Alvin Saunders issued a proclamation calling for volunteers to either answer the call from President Lincoln for service in . . . — Map (db m48286) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Beatrice's Own - Company C 134th Infantry Regiment Nebraska National Guard We Answered the Call 1861 - Today
Organized as a local militia, the Paddock Guards were named in honor of Nebraska Senator Algernon S. Paddock. Established June 9, 1875 to protect Beatrice from outlaws and bandits, the Guard furnished their own equipment; city residents furnished . . . — Map (db m48375) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Civil War and Spanish War Memorial
Soldiers of the Civil War 1861-1865 [and] Spanish War, 1898-1901. [Honor Roll of Names] Rawlins Post No. 35. Department of Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic Organized in Fraternity, Charity & Loyalty A.D. 1879 Rawlins . . . — Map (db m47656) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Containing Communism - The Berlin and Cuban Crises and Vietnam We Answered the Call 1861 - Today
President Harry S. Truman established a policy of containing Communism that was followed by succeeding presidents until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Beatrice's residents served in Germany, protected the U.S. borders, and fought in the . . . — Map (db m48231) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Fighting Communism - Korea and the Cold War We Answered the Call 1861 - Today
June 25, 1950, Communist North Korea invades South Korea and the Korean War begins. The United Nations asks member nations to aid South Korea. President Truman sends U.S. air and naval forces to South Korean defense. Regular Army troops move from . . . — Map (db m48232) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Founding of Beatrice, Nebraska Territory
Dedicated to the Citizens of Beatrice for all their efforts put forth in the Beatrice Centennial Celebrations of 2007 Beatrice, Nebraska Territory Founded on this site July 4, 1857 Time Capsule to be opened on July 4, 2057 200 . . . — Map (db m47616) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Freedom Fighters We Answered the Call 1861 - Today
The United States Congress officially ended the draft in September 28, 1971. Since then, volunteer armed forces have been called to protect freedom throughout the world. In 2001, the Beatrice National Guard was deployed to Kuwait with the 1-167 . . . — Map (db m48228) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Gage County Veterans Memorial
To honor all men and women who honorably served their country in the Armed Forces of the United States Dedicated November 11, 1995 — Map (db m47654) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Homesteading: The Cry was Free Land!!!
The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. By granting 160 acres of free land to claimants, it allowed nearly any man or woman the chance to live the American dream. . . . — Map (db m47619) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Railroads: Union Pacific & Burlington Northern
Railroads played a key role in the development of the Heritage Highway corridor. Trains brought settlers and goods west to the new towns and took farm products back to market. As times have changed and transportation has evolved, many railroad . . . — Map (db m47620) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and loyalty . . . — Map (db m47617) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — River Town Development
Many Heritage Highway communities began as river settlements. Beatrice was founded in 1857 near the bend of the Big Blue River. The first building, known as Pap Towle's cabin, was constructed just north of the present Gage County Historical Society . . . — Map (db m47627) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — The De Roin & Oregon Trails
Byway 136 was designated the Heritage Highway in part because of the many historic trails that are now part of it. You are standing on the historic De Roin Trail. The De Roin Trail began at the Missouri River port town of Brownville on the eastern . . . — Map (db m47623) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Veterans Memorial Drive Dedicated to All Veterans
Originally dedicated 1934 Rededicated 2000 Symbolism of the Mural Just as our own Nebraska natives left their homes to fight wars on foreign soil, the use of Endicott brick represents native earth that brings all of us back to our . . . — Map (db m48234) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — War Efforts at Home We Answered the Call 1861 - Today
In Beatrice, industries pooled resources to obtain defense contracts by creating Homestead Industries, Inc. This "war production pool of industries" included Dempster Industries, Store Kraft Manufacturing, W.M. Haith Tank Works, Beatrice Steel . . . — Map (db m48270) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — World War I We Answered the Call 1861 - Today
World War I began in Europe in 1914. The United States stayed neutral for the first three years. Only after German submarines sank a record number of U.S. merchant ships did the U.S. enter the war. Called up for duty on the Mexican Border in . . . — Map (db m48267) HM
Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — World War II We Answered the Call 1861 - Today
December 7, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. On December 11, 1941, the United States declared war on Germany and Italy. Gage County residents served in Europe and in the Pacific. They fought in major battles, . . . — Map (db m48279) HM

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