Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial Park

Jake Wasikowski

Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial Park

CREATED May. 27, 2013

Omaha, NE -- Hundreds gathered at Memorial Park Monday morning to remember those who gave their lives in service to our nation, and recognize the men and women still fighting for our freedom.  Governor Dave Heineman, US Congressman Lee Terry, Mayor Jim Suttle, and Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer were on hand for the ceremony.  Wreaths were placed, flags were flying, roses were laid, and salutes were made so that those who have been lost in battle are never forgotten by those who lived it, and those who continue to fight.

“I just felt compelled to come back every year to honor those that didn't come back,” said Jerry Tausz, a Vietnam Veteran.  "There isn't hardly a day that goes by I don't have at least a passing thought, or memory of those that I served with and those who were left behind."

The OPD helicopter closed out the ceremony Monday morning with a flyover.