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Prospect Hill Cemetery and Arboretum

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Barbara Naughtin/ President Board of Trustees
Main Address:
3202 Parker Street
Omaha, NE 68111

Memorial Day at Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery & Arboretum

The Prospect Hill Preservation Brass & Woodwind Socially Distanced Band, under the direction of Dave Krecek, will kick things off with a number of rousing marches.
The First Nebraska Volunteers—uniformed Civil War reenactors — will present the colors. Following the Invocation, Mr. Krecek will lead the band through the National Anthem. We will recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Master of Ceremonies Shannon Lewis, representing the Prospect Hill Board of Trustees, will welcome guests and provide an update on cemetery activities and aspirations.
The program closes with a Benediction, a three-volley musket salute by the First Nebraska Volunteers, and “Taps” as rendered by the Prospect Hill Preservation ensemble.
After the formal program, Omaha raconteur Jim Fogarty will give the traditional eulogy to Anna Wilson at her gravesite. Wilson was a legendary local businesswoman and benefactor to Prospect Hill. Fogarty will be accompanied by the Preservation ensemble. In maintaining a tradition dating to 1912, a yellow rose will be laid on the marble slab that marks Anna’s grave.
Masks welcome but not required. Please maintain a safe distance.
Enter the cemetery on Parker Street near 33rd. Volunteers will
guide you to a parking spot in the southwest corner.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket. No dogs please the rifle salute is frightening to them.
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Don’t pass the buck when the bucket is passed — give generously!
Stay awhile and enjoy the historic grounds and arboretum.
Please bring the kids but no dogs allowed.
Thank you.

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3202 Parker Street
Omaha, NE 68111
United States


May 30, 2022 - 10:45am to 1:00pm