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Event Series Event Series: Memorial Day Observation

Memorial Day Observation

May 27 @ 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