February 4, 2020
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse announced that Rachel Wilke is attending the State of the Union as his guest tonight. Rachel is the wife of Nebraska hero, James Wilke, who perished rescuing a driver who was stranded in the floodwaters during Nebraska's historic flooding last March.
"Rachel Wilke is an incredible Nebraskan. I'm humbled to spend time with her before tonight's State of the Union. Her husband was a Nebraska hero and I want my kids to learn from James' selflessness and Rachel's courage. They really are the best this state has to offer and I am glad that Rachel is Nebraska's ambassador to the rest of the country tonight."