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By LuAnn Schindler

Remembering those who served

Walk across Nebraska honors medal of honors recipients


From the Wyoming/Nebraska border to the opposite side of the state, 432 miles along U.S. Highway

20, link the state’s Pine Ridge region, sandhills and Elkhorn River, before reaching Siouxland Freedom

Park in South Sioux City.

It’s a 432-mile walk Ken Hanel, of West Point, and Daryl Harrison, of Thurston, know well. The

pair completed the walk Saturday, after starting May 11. The 432-mile route wasn’t selected by happenstance.

In February 2020, Governor Pete Ricketts named Highway 20 as the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway, recognizing Nebraska’s 74 Medal of Honor recipients.


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