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.