Ceremonies mark park renaming, Vets Day

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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:00 am

Papillion’s Triangle Park will officially be renamed to Veterans Park on Nov. 8.

The city is holding a naming ceremony at the park at 10 a.m. The City Council approved a resolution to rename the park at its Sept. 17 meeting.

The park is home to a recently installed flagpole and a Blue Star Memorial Marker, making it a natural spot for a tribute to veterans.

The name change was suggested by councilmen Steve Engberg and Jason Gaines.

Triangle Park’s name has no significance to any family or background. It was named for the shape of the parcel upon which the park was established after a farmhouse was torn down.

In the next two to three years, there are plans for additional improvements to the park including sidewalks, irrigation systems and other salutes to veterans.

The public is also invited to a Veterans Day service hosted by the Papillion American Legion Post No. 32 on Nov. 11.

The 11 a.m. program is at the Papillion American Legion Hall, 230 W. Lincoln Road. It will feature music, a speaker, a 21-gun salute and taps.

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