KEARNEY, Neb. — Nebraska veterans are putting a spotlight on their shared experience during National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

For the fifth year in a row, Denny Houska helped organize a ceremony and program in Kearney in honor of the special day. He wants people to know about the pride and patriotism that still fills his fellow Vietnam veterans.

“We love our country and that’s why we served," Houska said. "We still love our country and we try and serve other veterans and other people too. We’re still trying to do something good for our country.”

The program included educational presentations and videos about military experience. It was free to attend and all veterans had the option to take a free tour of the The Archway.

Houska serves on the board of the Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Reunion. He brought the organization’s remembrance bell and had a classic military truck on display. He encourages Vietnam veterans to attend the state reunion in Lincoln in August.