Wayne State Business Communications Students Helping Promote ‘Walk The Walk,’ With The Nebraska Medal Of Honor Foundation

Students pictured: Kenny Johnson –  Wayne, Sarah Hrbek – West Point, Gunner Labenz – Pilger, Aaron Chelborad – Norfolk, David Kunes – Genoa

Students pictured: Sadie Shuda – Palmer, Hanna Hosic – Firth, Brittan Speck – Elkhorn, Clayton Morris – Norfolk, Keyan Joachimsen – Hartington

WAYNE – The Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation planned a walk across Highway 20, called ‘Walk the Walk.’ This highway was designated the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway by Governor Pete Ricketts. Highway 20 has been honored similarly around the country.

‘Walk the Walk’ was scheduled for May 11, 2020 through May 22, 2020. COVID-19 forced the walk to move to May of 2021.

Veterans from the Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation will walk. Covering 432 miles and stopping in 12 communities, this walk is a great opportunity for many. It will be a chance for Nebraska’s military, veterans, grateful citizens, and patriotic organizations to gain an understanding of Nebraska’s 74 Medal of Honor recipients.

Business Communication students at Wayne State College have gathered numerous ideas to raise awareness for the event. Projects for 4-H and scout groups, a drive-in theater, a parade, and community-oriented recognition signs are some of the ideas they have created. The foundation will reference this plan to honor heroes for year to come.

The service-learning portfolio of research, tools, and images from Wayne State College Business Communications is directed by Laura Dendinger, Professor of Business and Economics.

For help regarding an organization’s project, contact Dr. Dendinger at 402-375-7020. For more information about the Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation, please call Daryl Harrison at 402-922-1329. Also, follow the foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Snapchat.