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Rendering of Veterans' Tribute

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to honor and celebrate veterans and military service members by creating a Veterans’ Tribute on Memorial Mall, near the Pershing Military and Naval Science Building. The design will feature glass panels depicting moments in a veteran or service member’s life, including training, deployment, family life, and humanitarian missions. There will be words engraved on the steps that reflect what it means to serve. Trees, seating, and landscaping will create a serene environment for reflection and remembrance.

The development of the Tribute has reached an important juncture, in which the design team is ready to begin collecting stories, memories, and experiences to be used as quotes on the glass panels. The Tribute will be representative of all veterans from every branch and area of Nebraska. We are asking for veterans, members of the military and families to assist us with potential content on the panels by answering the questions below. All quotes on the Tribute will remain anonymous although we do request that any submissions include the hometown, branch of service or family member of the veteran or member of the military.

We appreciate the sacrifice of all veterans, service members, and their families, and your willingness to share your experiences with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. All content submitted will be reviewed and stored in a digital format, though not all content will be selected for the Tribute design. There is a 500 word limit on each question to ensure that all submissions will have the opportunity to be read and reviewed. Please feel free to answer the question or questions that best applies to you or your family member.

If you wish to submit your response in writing, please answer any or all of the following questions and mail your response to:

Veterans' Tribute
201 Canfield Administration Building
Lincoln, NE 68588-0419

Whether electronic or written, all responses should be received by December 31st.

Associated Media (if necessary)
Do you have any associated media (photo, video) you would like to include with your submission?
Files must be less than 500 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png avi mov mp3 mp4.
Contact Information / Release Agreement

The University of Nebraska intends to preserve and archive the submissions it receives for this project to potentially be used in other projects in the future. By submitting your content, you are granting the University a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to your submission in any medium now in existence or hereafter developed. The University reserves the right to extract portions of the submission, sentences or phrases provided by the submitter. This means the University can use your submission for future projects without needing to ask for additional permissions from you and it can edit the submission to shorten your response or amend spelling and grammar. You will not receive any payment for your submission. This grant does not prevent you from using your submission for personal uses.

You also agree by providing your submission that you own the copyrights to the submission and that nothing in your submission infringes the copyright or any other right of any person or entity. This means that what you submit is your original writing and that you did not include material or language from any other person and your submission does not harm any other person or entity.

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