Thanks to you all for sending in photos of your loved ones. We are so thankful for their service!

Sent in by Siera Hehner:

Navy – Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Petty Officer (Stationed in San Diego (with one of his brothers) before going over seas)

He was on the USS Skagit aka 105


My gpa ♡


Sent in by:  Leah Peterson

My father, Captain Kevin T. Cooksley. He has led Memorial Day services in our community of Broken Bow for over 20 years.


Sent in by Linda Means:

I have attached some photos of my 26 year old son, Kyle Sanders. He is currently a staff sergeant in the Air Force. He enlisted while in high school, graduated from basic training several months later and was deployed to Ecuador shortly after that. He has served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a security police officer and as a counter sniper. Thankfully he is home at Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, NC at this time. He was engaged last Christmas to a lovely young lady from North Carolina. They are planning a wedding for Oct. 10, 2015.





My parents:  Keith and Linda Waechter.  Dad was drafted  on October 24th, 1968 (at the age of 19) – with a young wife (my mom Linda) and one month old daughter at home (my oldest sis Lora.) He served in the 7/8 artillery in Vietnam from April of 1969 to April of 1970.

mom and dad

Leslie Means

Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.