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The Nebraska National Guard celebrates 167th birthday with cake and music

Posted at 7:24 PM, Dec 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-22 20:24:02-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska National Guard is celebrating its 167th birthday Wednesday.

The occasion was celebrated at the Capitol Rotunda in Lincoln. A ceremonial birthday cake was also part of the festivities.

Gov. Pete Ricketts delivered remarks to honor the occasion.

"We all know Nebraska is a very patriotic state. That are citizens love this country and they recognize what you do. To live up to the high ideals we have as a state for the members of the Nebraska National Guard." said Gov. Pete Ricketts.

The governor participated in the cutting of the cake with a sword.

The Anthem of the Army and the Air Force's anthem was played to conclude the event.

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