The Memorial Day Observation at Omaha’s oldest cemetery will be held on May 29. During the ceremony, there will be music played, a three-volley salute, and the annual tribute to Omaha philanthropist and businesswoman Anna Wilson at her gravesite. The event is free; donations will be accepted. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. No dogs, please.
Parking is available in the southwest corner of the cemetery grounds or on Parker Street.
During the event:
- Master of Ceremonies Shannon Justice, PHC Board Trustee and cemetery expert, will update the public with news and plans at Prospect Hill Cemetery & Arboretum
- Terri Sanders, publisher of The Omaha Star, will be the guest speaker
- 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