When tornadoes struck the town of Grand Island, Nebraska June 3rd 1980 the entire community was impacted. For institutions like the Grand Island Veteran's home there were special challenges in insuring the safety of 400+ residents during and after the storm. These are the stories of those employees who heroically responded to the needs of others who had already offered their own heroic sacrifices during conflicts ranging from the Civil war to Granada. The video was produced on the occasion of the 125 th anniversary of the home in 2012 by GIVH employee, Lawrence Molczyk. It is a history which could have easily been cut short that day.