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Pastor Wilke Honored with Award

Pastor Wilke Honored with Award

Pastor Ray Wilke, OGT’s founder and President, was one of the recipients of the Distinguished Nebraskan Award from the Nebraska Society of Washington, D.C.. He was honored for his ongoing work with the Orphan Grain Train. At Tuesday’s banquet in Washington D.C., Pastor Wilke talked about the roots of his organization, which was founded in 1992. What a great honor for Pastor Wilke to receive for his works with OGT! The Distinguished Nebraskan Award recognizes a fellow Nebraskan for his or her service and accomplishments to our home state and nation. The other recipients to the award were Bill and Evonne Williams, their primary work involves creating displays to honor the fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan. Bill Williams talked about the honor flights they have organized to bring veterans to Washington so they can visit the memorials to their service. First picture L to R: Senator Deb Fischer, Pastor Wilke, Susan Delmauro, Bill and Evonne Williams and Congressman Adrian Smith. Second picture is Congressman Jeff Fortenberry talking with Pastor Wilke.