Community invited to Memorial Day ceremonies in Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The community is invited to three Memorial Day ceremonies in Lincoln on Monday.

The events were organized by the Lincoln Memorial Day Observance Association with help from the Veterans Memorial Garden Advisory Council.

  • 8:30 a.m., Wyuka Funeral Home & Cemetery, 3600 O St. – The ceremony will include wreath casting from the historic bridge and a parade beginning at the Historic Stables and Bridge; the Lincoln Fire & Rescue/Lincoln Police Department Color Honor Guard; and remarks by Greg Osborn and Bob Fitzsimmons.
  • 11:30 a.m., Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, 6800 S. 14th St. – The ceremony will include the American Legion, VFW and SVR/SUVCW Color Guard, as well as remarks by Brendan Moore and Amber Griffin. Attendees may enter the cemetery at gates one or three.
  • 8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Garden, Antelope Park, 3200 Veterans Memorial Drive – The candlelight ceremony will include the reading of the names of Nebraska veterans who have died in the past year; posting of the colors by VFW posts 131, 3606 and 7722; invocation and benediction by the Rev. Daniel K. Schroeder of the Lincoln-Lancaster Chaplaincy Corps; remarks by City Councilwoman Sändra Washington and Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson; and musical selections by Catherine Bobst, Emily Chapman, Bryson Cole, Parker Averill and Kevin Murray. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will move to Auld Pavilion, just west of the Garden.

More information on the events can be found at

The Veterans Memorial Garden at Antelope Park will be open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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