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Veterans Day and Operation Homefront

Back for the second year, Great Plains Communications is raising money for Operation Homefront. Starting on Veterans Day (November 11, 2017), we will share the graphic below on our Facebook page and will donate $1 for every like with a maximum of $1,000.

With the mission, “Build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect,” Operation Homefront is a nonprofit organization serving America’s military families. They strive to provide RELIEF through Critical Financial Assistance and transitional housing programs, which covers things from utility payments to food assistance or auto insurance. They look to provide RESILIENCY through permanent housing and caregiver support services, including two deeded houses to local Nebraska families this year. And they offer RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORT programs and services, including backpack programs and their current partnership with Dollar Tree. Operation Homefront is in the process of providing holiday toys to military/veteran families across Nebraska through their partnership with Dollar Tree. The collection continues through December 7th at each of their store locations.

We are excited and honored to highlight an organization such as Operation Homefront for a second year. If you would like to learn more about them or current needs (e.g. provide a holiday meal for a military or wounded veteran family) go to

Thank you, Veterans – From Great Plains Communications

Tomorrow is the day we honor the men and women who work a cubicle over from us, who check us out at the grocery store and those who continue to put on the uniform. Veterans Day is about looking to those who have served and are currently serving our country, recognizing and honoring everything they have put on the line for the freedom we stand upon each day. Great Plains Communications would like to say thank you to all the service men and women in our communities and our company.

To show our appreciation, we continue the tradition of our Support Our Troops Program and Veterans Day programming on GPC-TV. Throughout the day, we will be sharing stories, pictures and service dates of current and retired military members on GPC-TV, channel 2 (click here to see if GPC-TV is available in your viewing area), and on the Great Plains Communications Facebook page.

If you have served or have a loved one serving, please let us know in the comments on Facebook. Share a picture, a story or even just simply a name and service dates. Great Plains Communications is an avid supporter of the military and would love to show our appreciation for your service by including you in our Veterans Day tribute.

Celebrate Veterans Day with GPC-TV and Nebraska Heroes

Veterans Day is right around the corner.  We are avid supporters of the military.  From our Support Our Troops Program to our Veterans Day programming on GPC-TV, we appreciate the sacrifice made my thousands of men and women.

This Veterans Day, we will be showing our appreciation by sharing stories, pictures and service dates of current and retired military members throughout the day on GPC-TV.  For those who have Great Plains Communications cable, you can find them on GPC-TV on channel 2.  If you do not have our Cable, then you can check out our Facebook page where we will share images throughout the day and on our company website,  Here are just a few of the many men and women that we will be celebrating on Monday.

Dick Rasmussen

Dick Rasmussen

Carly Tharnish

Carly Tharnish


Veterans’ Day on GPC-TV

This Friday is Veterans’ Day and we’ll be airing a full slate of military programming in tribute to all those who have served our great country.

Programming Schedule for GPC-TV:

Prelude to Taps:  3:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Tribute to American Soldiers in the form of army drills, ceremonial and pageant as performed by 3D US infantry at FT. McNair in Washington D.C.

Battle of Midway: 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Department of the Navy’s depiction of the Battle of Midway Island during World War II.

The Memphis Bell: 5:00 pm, 9:00 pm

The true story of the B-17 Flying Fortress “Memphis Belle,” her crew and their 25 successful WW II missions, from  May 17th, 1942 to Nov 7th, 1943.

Hall of Heroes: 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm

An examination of the history of courage among American fighting men and of the Medal of Honor which was developed in tribute to that quality.

The Ordeal of Con Thien: 4:30 pm, 8:30 pm

A CBS Special Report that explores the Con Thien Battle of the Vietnam War, discussing the location’s strategic importance and the turmoil the fighting men went through.

Husker Home Front: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm. 9:30 pm

An exclusive GPC-TV produced program featuring stories from two families whose loved ones have served in the Armed Forces.

Check out more from GPC-TV here!