NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) - The Norfolk Veterans Home is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and a construction project will yield two new outdoor areas for residents.
Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of this year. The areas will be dubbed "Heroes Park" and "Memorial Flag Plaza," and will give veterans and their loved ones a place to walk around the relax. The veterans home sits on 19 acres and houses 140 men and women. It opened in 2001. The home held a birthday celebration on Friday with live music, a picnic dinner, a bouncy house and a visit from Gov. Dave Heineman.