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

SUNDAY

» Heartland of America Park, 800 Douglas St., 1 p.m. Service with 21-gun salute, speakers and music.

» Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs, 8 p.m. Omaha Symphony patriotic concert followed by fireworks; bring lawn chairs or blankets for the free show.

MONDAY

» Memorial Park, 56th Street and Underwood Avenue, 11 a.m. to noon. Service with 21-gun salute, speakers and music sponsored by Heroes of the Heartland.

» Omaha National Cemetery, 14250 Schram Road, 11:15 a.m. Event hosted by the cemetery and Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Speakers include U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, keynote speaker retired Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Burch and local leaders; the event also includes traditional military tributes and music from the Offutt Brass U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band. Parking is available on-site and at Millard Social Hall, where shuttles will provide transportation to the event.

» Prospect Hill Cemetery, 3202 Parker St., 11 a.m. Performance by Prospect Hill Preservation Brass Ensemble and special eulogy to Anna Wilson, benefactor and Omaha businesswoman, from writer and business owner Jim Fogarty. Parking is available. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

» Forest Lawn Cemetery, 7909 Mormon Bridge Road, 10 a.m. Program to honor Staff Sgt. Michael Andrew Bock, followed by kids contest on “What Memorial Day Means To Me.”

» St. Vincent de Paul, 14330 Eagle Run Drive, 9 a.m. Mass with special attention given to veterans and military mementos displayed; flag folding and flag-raising ceremony and Omaha Police Department gun salute; followed by a reception.

» Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, 2300 S. 78th St., 9:30 a.m. in Section D; bring a folding chair.

» Calvary Cemetery, 7710 West Center Road, 10 a.m. Mass with Archbishop George Lucas and the Rev. Michael Grewe; flags will be provided to decorate veteran gravesites.

» Resurrection Cemetery, 7800 West Center Road, 10 a.m. Mass with Archbishop Emeritus Eldon Curtiss; flags will be provided to decorate veteran gravesites.

» Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 4912 Leavenworth St., 10 a.m. Mass with the Rev. Jon Pietramale; flags will be provided to decorate veteran gravesites.

» St. Mary Cemetery, 3553 Q St., 10 a.m. Mass with the Rev. William Safranek; flags will be provided to decorate veteran gravesites.

» St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery, 5226 S. 46th St., 10 a.m. Mass with the Rev. Joseph Taphorn; flags will be provided to decorate veteran gravesites.

» Gretna American Legion Post 216 ceremony in Peterson Park in Gretna, at the corner of Angus Street and Highway 31/6, 10 a.m. Ceremony followed by a luncheon.

» Freedom Park, 2497 Freedom Park Road, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free tours include the U.S. Naval Museum with aircraft and submarines.

» Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home, 12505 S. 40th St., 2 p.m. Comments from Gov. Pete Ricketts, U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer and Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs Director John Hilgert, a national anthem performance by Heartland of America Band and ringing of the bell tribute.

To add your event to this list, email abauman@owh.com or call 402-444-3185.

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