Your Support Enables Us to Continue with Our Mission
Locate and obtain a centralized location for a Monument honoring all Adams County residents who have served their country while on active duty in any of the Armed Forces
Erect such a Monument that reflects the sacrifice that all veterans have made on behalf of the citizens of Adams County and their Country
Make this project affordable to everyone so that no one is left behind
Complete this project in a timely manner, that being Veterans Day, November 11, 2007
Provide funding for the perpetual care of this monument.
The Mission Statement of the Adams County Veterans Monument Committee is to honor all veterans that have served in Federal active duty, who are from or who have resided in Adams County , Nebraska with an appropriate Monument that will preserve their names for posterity.
Sheryl Richardson, a Hastings native, served as Family Readiness Leader for the 267th ARNG based in Hastings. Sheryl’s husband served in Iraq with the 267th.
Joanna Faber is a member of the Holstein American Legion Auxiliary for over 40 years. Currently, Joanna is the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Chairman for District 10 American Legion Auxiliary, an area that includes Adams County, Nebraska. Her father served in the United States Army during Korea. Joanna has been employed at Bruce Furniture over 29 years at their Hastings, NE location.
Janiece Junker has a family history of veterans including her father. Janiece is currently the President of the Juniata American Legion Auxiliary.
Kim Wilder has worked in the Adams County Veterans Service Office for 25 years. Kim is in contact daily with veterans from all walks of life. This project, the Adams County Veterans Monument, has grown from an idea Kim once had into a monument that the entire Adams County is proud of. Kim’s father is a veteran of the Korean War, and her brother is a veteran of the United States Army.
Laurence ‘Butch’ Sowers entered the service in Adams County in 1958 with the 3rd Armored Division. After his regular enlistment, Butch was attached to the 295th Army Reserve Unit in Hastings. In 1968 the unit was activated and Butch did a tour of duty in Vietnam. In 1971, Butch left the military. He is currently an active member of the VFW Post 1346 as well as a member of the Veterans Burial Detail in Hastings. Butch is a Past Post Commander VFW Post 1346 and Past District Commander VFW District 13.