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Tech. Sgt. Carl Eitzen with the Heartland of America Band’s Offutt Brass plays Taps at the Omaha National Cemetery on May 28, 2018, to honor military members who have made the ultimate sacrifice. On Monday, the cemetery will hold an observance at 11 a.m. A free shuttle to the event will be provided, and U.S. Navy Lt. Andrew C. Taylor will provide the keynote address.

Observe Memorial Day with a variety of commemorations and services across the Omaha area that are open to the public.

Monday’s events include:

Offutt Air Force Base ceremony

Where: Fort Crook Cemetery, Offutt Air Force Base

When: 9 a.m.

Information: Gov. Pete Ricketts will attend. In case of bad weather, the ceremony will be held at SAC Memorial Chapel at 25th Street and Capehart Road.


Papillion Cemetery

Where: 84th Street and Giles Road

When: 9 a.m.

Information: Presentation by the American Legion.


Memorial Day Mass at all five Omaha Archdiocese Catholic cemeteries

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Calvary — 7710 West Center Road; Resurrection — 7800 West Center Road; Holy Sepulchre — 49th and Leavenworth; St. Mary’s — 36th and Q Streets; St. Mary Magdalene — 47th and Q Streets.


Forest Lawn Cemetery

Where: 7909 Mormon Bridge Road

When: 10 a.m.

Information: Program featuring Rep. Don Bacon to honor veterans. Lunch served afterward at American Legion Post #1, 7811 Davenport St.


Omaha National Cemetery

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Donovan Chapman, son of Air Force member Todd Chapman and wife Adrianne Chapman, examines well-decorated gravesites at the Omaha National Cemetery in 2018.

Where: 14250 Schram Road

When: 11 a.m.

Information: Park at Papillion-La Vista South High School, 108th Street and Highway 370, and take a free shuttle to the event.

U.S. Navy Lt. Andrew C. Taylor will provide the keynote address. Taylor is stationed at Offutt Air Force Base and is the protected satellite communications lead at U.S. Strategic Command.

Guest speakers also include Lt. Gov. Mike Foley, Rep. Don Bacon, representatives of Sen. Deb Fischer, Rep. Adrian Smith and leaders from the Omaha VA health care system.

The event also will feature wreath presentations, military tributes and music from the Heartland of America Band’s Offutt Brass.


Memorial Park

Where: 56th Street and Underwood Avenue

When: 11 a.m. to noon

Information: Speakers: Gov. Pete Ricketts; Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert; and StratCom’s Rear Adm. Richard Correll, speaking as an Iraq War veteran and a representative for Congressman Don Bacon. There will be a 21-gun salute.


Prospect Hill Cemetery

Where: 3202 Parker St.

When: 11 a.m.

Information: Performance by Prospect Hill Preservation Brass Ensemble, speech by Nebraska and Iowa historian and author Ryan Roenfeld and special eulogy to Anna Wilson, benefactor and Omaha businesswoman.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket. No pets.

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Bellevue Cemetery

Where: Franklin Street and West 13th Avenue

When: 11 a.m.

Information: Hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10785. Performance from the Sarpy Serenaders and, weather permitting, Avenue of Flags display.


VFW 2503

Where: 8904 Military Road

When: 1 p.m.

Information: Rep. Don Bacon will speak along with the firing by an honor guard and the playing of Taps.


Washington Park

Where: 20th and Franklin Streets in Bellevue

When: 3 p.m.

Information: Ceremony includes a brief history of Memorial Day ceremonies, a reading of Gen. John A. Logan’s Memorial Day Order, a rifle volley and the playing of Taps.


Papillion Veterans Park

Where: 107 E. 2nd St.

When: 6 p.m.

Information: Speeches by Mayor David Black and Rep. Don Bacon. Weather permitting, there will be the presentation of medals to the great-nephew of a World War I veteran.