More service members eligible for grave markers

Additional Nebraska service members are eligible to receive a military grave marker under a bill passed May 19.

Sen. Lou Ann Linehan
Sen. Lou Ann Linehan

Under LB261, introduced by Elkhorn Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, a Nebraska National Guard member who served on or after July 1, 1973, or served in active duty federal service is eligible.

The bill also removes a requirement that a member of the armed forces have served during wartime to receive a marker. Markers will be available to all members of the armed forces who served in active duty or the U.S. reserve forces.

Senators passed LB261 on a 41-0 vote.

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