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Sandhills Publishing Sponsors Nebraska Vietnam Combat Veterans Flight To Washington D.C.

LINCOLN, Nebraska — May 31, 2016

Vietnam War veterans from across Nebraska will participate in a day trip to Washington D.C. on June 6, 2016 in recognition of their military service. Organized by Patriotic Productions (www.patrioticproductions.org), the flight will carry 501 Nebraska Vietnam veterans departing from Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska for an all-expenses-paid day trip to the Vietnam Wall and other memorials in the nation’s capital. AuctionTime.com and TractorHouse—both products of Lincoln-based information processing company Sandhills Publishing—are among the flight’s sponsors.

Since 2008, Patriotic Productions has organized flights that have taken over 2,100 World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington D.C. The upcoming Vietnam combat veterans flight is the 10th event of its kind organized by Patriotic Productions—a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor the United States military primarily through flights and photo memorials (www.rememberingourfallen.org). “There are more than 50 veterans coming from the Lincoln area alone,” says Patriotic Productions Founder Evonne Williams, noting that hundreds more will attend from across the state. “The veterans are overwhelmed by the special treatment they receive—door-to-door transportation, charter flight, charter buses, meals, snacks, and other surprises along the way,” says Evonne. “None of this is possible without donations.”

Originally, Patriotic Productions hoped to accommodate 135 veterans. With the support of TractorHouse and AuctionTime.com, the organization was able to provide an additional charter flight, and now expects to accommodate 501 veterans.

For Sandhills Publishing, the sponsorship is a way to show appreciation to veterans. “Supporting veterans is important to Sandhills Publishing,” explains Sandhills’ Chief Administration Officer Nancy Paasch. “Many of our employees, family members, and community members have served, and we feel it’s important to honor the veterans who have served this country and made sacrifices to protect our freedom as a nation. This is one way we can say thank you.” Sandhills is also actively involved in a number of recruiting events specifically intended for veterans. “Sandhills actively recruits veterans,” explains Nancy. “We regularly support local recruiting events for veterans looking for careers.”

The sponsorship is also part of the company’s larger commitment to community stewardship. “Community outreach and support is a vital part of our culture at Sandhills Publishing,” adds Nancy. “Sponsoring community events is an opportunity for the company to share our success and support local causes.”

The veterans will return to Eppley Airfield on Monday June 6th at 9 p.m., and the public is encouraged to give them a warm welcome home. It’s a chance for the local community to honor our veterans, notes Evonne. “Bring your children, grandchildren, friends, neighbors, and flags!”