The Sallows Military Museum
was opened in 2004
to honor all of those who have served our great country. See displays of varied military items, including firearms, flags, uniforms, memorabilia, pictures, written documents and accessories necessary to the everyday survival of those who have given of themselves to this country. Displays range from the Indian Wars, WWI, WWII, the Alliance Air Base, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. See these displays at 1101 Niobrara Avenue from 1 to 4 pm on Mondays - Fridays and on Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm. To arrange alternate visiting hours, please call 762-2384 or 762-2385.
The Nebraska Veterans Cemetery
at 2610 CR 57, is located 3 miles southeast of Alliance, near the municipal airport. The cemetery is open for visitation of graves from dawn to dusk 7 days a week, and the Administration Building is open Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
In the spring of 1942, the US Army selected 31,489 acres of land outside of Alliance to build an air field. The primary mission of the air field was to train aircrews of C-47 and C-53 transports and CG-4 gliders, along with airborne troops they would carry into battle. Sixty three years later, the City of Alliance donated twenty acres, which had once been used as a troop training field, to the Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs. With funds raised by the local community and startup appropriations from the State of Nebraska, the request for a State Veterans Cemetery was approved. The US Department of Veterans Affairs State Cemetery Grant Program provided the remaining amount of funds to construct and equip the cemetery.
Ground was broken in October of 2008 to begin construction of Nebraska's first State Veterans Cemetery. The Cemetery was dedicated and presented to the public on August 13, 2010. The first interment was held January 21, 2011. For more information, please contact Allen Pannell, Cemetery Administrator, at 877-420-7990.