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Mon, May 27



Memorial Day Observance

Join us at Omaha's oldest burial ground for our annual Memorial Day Observance

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Memorial Day Observance
Memorial Day Observance

Time & Location

May 27, 2024, 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Omaha, 3202 Parker St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA

About the event

Admission is FREE but donations are welcome. Your donations go towards the maintenance costs necessary for the upkeep of Omaha's oldest Cemetery.

Join us for:

  • Master of Ceremonies Shannon Justice, PHC Board Trustee and cemetery expert, will update the public with news and plans at Prospect Hill Cemetery & Arboretum
  • Omaha attorney Lawrence Dwyer will be our guest speaker. He is the author of the 2022 book "Standing Bear's Quest for Freedom: The First Civil Rights Victory for Native Americans."
  • The Rev. Selwyn Q. Bachus, senior pastor of neighboring Salem Baptist Church, will deliver the Invocation and Benediction
  • The Prospect Hill Preservation Brass Band, directed by Dave Krecek, will play traditional marches and patriotic music
  • The First Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, a Civil War reenactment group, will present the Colors and fire a three-volley salute
  • Boy Scout Troop 42, from Dundee Presbyterian Church, will raise the flag and lead the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Jim Fogarty will present the annual tribute to Omaha philanthropist and businesswoman Anna Wilson at her gravesite

Please note:

  • Park in the southwest corner of the cemetery grounds, on Parker Street, or in the designated over-flow parking
  • No seating available - please bring a lawn chair or blanket
  • Refreshments will be available for purchase
  • Stay a while and enjoy the historic grounds and arboretum
  • No dogs allowed - the gun salute frightens them

We hope to see you there!

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