Governor Honored for Support of Veterans

LINCOLN - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has been honored by the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs for his support of military members, veterans and their families. Heineman was named the Advocate of the Year for his involvement in publicizing the state's "Not One More Life!" campaign to bring awareness to the growing problem of military and veteran suicides. State VA directors also acknowledged Heineman for taking a personal interest in promoting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce "Hiring Our Heroes" program, a national initiative to encourage employers to hire veterans. The Governor today joined veteran and military leaders to kick off the "Not One More Life" campaign, which includes bumper stickers, a crisis line at 1-800-273-TALK, and radio public service announcements.