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Event Series Event Series: Memorial Day Observation

Memorial Day Observation

May 29, 2023 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am

Free

The Memorial Day Observation at Omaha’s oldest cemetery will be held on May 27. 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
  • Omaha attorney Lawrence Dwyer, author of the 2022 book “Standing Bear’s Quest for Freedom: The First Civil Rights Victory for Native Americans,” 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

The Memorial Day Observation at Omaha’s oldest cemetery will be held on May 27. 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
  • Omaha attorney Lawrence Dwyer, author of the 2022 book “Standing Bear’s Quest for Freedom: The First Civil Rights Victory for Native Americans,” 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