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Andrew Jackson Higgins
(1886 - 1952)
Born in Columbus, Nebraska

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"Honoring All Veterans"

Dedication of the Columbus Veterans' Project
10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002
Platte County Historical Museum

Pre-Ceremony Entertainment
Presentation of Colors     National Anthem      Invocation
Welcome - K.C. Belitz, Chamber of Commerce
Remarks:  State Senator Jennie Robak and
Lyle Ernst, Platte County Historical Society
Summary of Artifacts and Presentations of Computer and Service Flags
Ribbon Cutting    Retire the Colors   Taps

Dedication of the Columbus Veterans' Memorial
Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial - Pawnee Park
3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2002

Pre-Ceremony Entertainment:  USAF Heartland of America Band
Welcome - Dr. Harrison Cass, Jr., Supt. of Schools
Salute to the Colors - 21/gun/cannon salute; Aerial Pass and Review
Speakers:  BG John Baldwin, Retired, U.S. Air Force Reserve; Mr., Fred Hoppe,
Artist, Malcolm, NE;  CAPT Edward B. Higgins, Jr., Master, Shughart,
USNS; BG Walter Zink, Asst.  AG-NEARNG
Unveiling and Dedication of the Statues
Dedication of the Service Flags:  BG Walter Zink, U.S. Army;
Dr. Harrison Cass, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard; B.G. John Baldwin - U.S. Air Force
Service songs performed by USAF Heartland of America Band
Cannon Salute to the Services
WWII Poem - Bag Piper playing "Danny Boy"
Laying of the Wreath - Family of Andrew Jackson Higgins
Veterans Honor Roll and Laying of the Flowers
Retire the Colors,  Taps and Releasing of White Doves

The following items are available at both dedications:
Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boat that Won World War II
book by Jerry Strahan - $20
"Honoring All Veterans" Cookbook - $12
"The American Noah" video - $10
T-shirts - $10
Item Available at the Sunday's Dedication Ceremony Only:
Cancellation Stamp
designed by CHS Student Brad Zywiec.


If you would be interested in any of these items,
please contact us at veterans@esu7.org

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