Hundreds Turnout For Grand Island Veterans Home Prayer March

3-30-14 - Hall County Prayer March for Vets Home

 

People from all over the local area came to Hall County Veterans Park in Grand Island Sunday to ask for guidance from the Almighty as it relates to the Grand Island Veterans Home.

 

People of all ages made their way down Capitol Avenue to ask for God's help while paying tribute to the Veterans who reside at the home.

 

Head Organizer and All Faiths Funeral Home Director Dan Naranjo spoke with KRGI News.

 

He says his goal is not only to help the local area, but spread the word to the rest of the state about why this is important.

 

Naranjo says, "I want everyone from Omaha, to Lincoln, to Scottsbluff, from O'Neill to Red Cloud...I want the entire state to know how much Grand Island has cared for these veterans for 127 years. And most of all, we just want to pray again for those members and their families and the caregivers."

 

After a short prayer service in Hall County Veterans Park, the group marched down Capitol Avenue to the Vets Home to pay tribute to the vets living in the home.

 

127 red, white and blue balloons were then let go signify what the home means to the community.

 

After that, the gatherers then marched back down Capitol and finished up their prayer service in Hall County Veterans Cemetery. The vigil lasted for about 90 minutes.

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