Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial


Kearney, Nebraska

The campus of the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home will welcome visitors to a memorial honoring the sacrifices and dedication of our veterans in all conflicts since 1855.

American Legion Post 52 members and the Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial board have a vision for a lasting remembrance to soldiers from all branches of the military. The early site drawings show a place where young people can learn about our military history dating back to the Kearney area’s founding just before the Civil War.

Memorial Features: Pillars tell the stories of each conflict and the roles of each military branche. Bricks engraved with soldiers’ names lining a memorial walkway. A gazebo, surrounded by benches, offering a place for quiet reflection.

The City of Kearney has pledged matching funds for the first $500,000 in private and business donations. The Kearney Area Community Foundation will accept donations. As a committee, we have designed a memorial based on an educational and historical perspective to honor those who have served in all military branches of service and military conflicts undertaken by this great nation beginning with the Civil War. This is a very impressive structure, designed for Veterans, by Veterans and, we as a committee believe the general public will be impressed by it’s somber beauty, along with the educational and historical aspects within. Once viewed, the Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial will make you proud to be an American and a resident of central Nebraska. The goal of our committee is to construct this memorial with private and locally public funds, leaving in it’s wake a trust fund to pay for ongoing maintenance expenses, thus not burdening the taxpayer with those expenses. With your donation and support, this memorial will become a reality.

  • Location

    4510 E 56th St
    Kearney, NE 68847

  • Address

    Kearney Area Community Foundation
    412 W. 48th Street, Suite 12
    Kearney, NE 68845