Grand Island Veterans Home Collection
The 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies students at Ainsworth Community Schools collected items at the school’s Veterans’ Day program to be donated to the Grand Island Veterans’ Home. The Grand Island Veterans' Home, originally known as the Nebraska Soldiers and Sailors Home, opened in 1887 and was the first Veterans' home in Nebraska. Items that were donated this year include food items, toiletries, magazines and books, cd’s, playing cards, toiletries, etc. These items, along with posters and Veterans’ Day decorations created by Ainsworth Community School’s students, were presented to our local Veterans Service Officer, Judy Walters by 7th and 8th grade class officers. Judy will transport the items to the Grand Island Veterans’ Home.