Nebraskans have a lot to be proud of, but there are few things as poignant as what happened in North Platte during WWII. In an unprecedented display of kindness, generosity, and hospitality, Nebraskans banded together during a difficult time to provide comfort for those who risked their lives for our country.

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The kindness that Nebraskans are known for really shone through in these four and a half years. Many service members and volunteers recall those days fondly – not the war itself, of course, but the little bit of comfort and hospitality that was exchanged thousands of times a day in the town of North Platte, Nebraska. The soldiers didn’t expect it and the volunteers asked for nothing in return. This was truly a monumental, organized act of kindness that should never, ever be forgotten.

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