Medal of Honor Plaque Unveiling on Veterans Day

Charles Hagemeister, one of Nebraska’s two living Medal of Honor recipients will join Gov. Dave Heineman and Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, Nebraska adjutant general, on Nov. 11 in the Nebraska State Capitol to unveil a new Medal of Honor Plaque during a ceremony scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in the second floor rotunda. Hosted by the Nebraska Capitol Commission and the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, in coordination with the Nebraska National Guard, the redesigned cast bronze plaque contains the updated list of 72 Nebraskans who have received the nation’s highest honor for military service “distinguishable by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of live, above and beyond the call of duty.”  The redesigned plaque will then be placed in the Memorial Hall on the 14th floor of the Nebraska State Capitol, a chamber specifically designed to honor citizens in service of others. The plaque will be unveiled by Hagemeister – who earned his Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War – following comments by both Maj. Gen. Bohac and Governor Heineman.  Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court Michael Heavican will then read the honor roll of the 72 Nebraskans who have been awarded the Medal of Honor.