'Patriots, God, and Country Tour' to stop in NC Friday

Nebraska City News-Press

Fire and safety vehicles wrapped in red, white, and blue will be on display in Nebraska City this Friday, Oct. 9, as the “Patriots, God, and Country” tour makes its way around America.

“Patriots, God, and Country” is made up of a group of retired firefighters, veterans, and police officers who have volunteered to drive fire trucks and SUVs more than 5,000 miles this fall, from Phoenix, Arizona, to Washington DC. Stops include cities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Jersey. Nebraska City is the only stop in Nebraska.

Dave Graybill, “Patriots, God, and Country” organizer, said the purpose of the group’s tour is to change the current rhetoric of the nation.

“We need to rally behind something positive, inspiring, and uniting,” Graybill said. “We need to strip away the language that categorically divides us and come together to celebrate all that this country stands for: life, liberty, justice, freedoms, and boundless opportunity to make a unique mark on this world.”

The vehicles are wrapped front to back and top to bottom with patriotic themes, including the flag, the Constitution, military, police, American monuments, and the First and Second Amendments.

The vehicles will be on display in the Nebraska City City Hall parking lot at 15th Street and Central Avenue Friday, October 9, for most of the day. They will leave the lot a few times during the day to drive past the residences of homebound veterans in Otoe County.