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President Truman’s grandson, Nebraska dignitaries among those marking the 75th anniversary of Memorial Park
On Sunday, we went back in time to June of 1948 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Memorial Park. It was originally created as a memorial for the men and women from Douglas County who served during World War II. The park was dedicated by President Truman in 1948. It was rededicated by President Truman’s grandson 75 years later, in 2023.
Many people came out on Sunday for Memorial Park’s 75th anniversary celebration hosted by Omaha Parks Foundation and Omaha Parks and Recreation.
Despite the downpour Sunday, the re-dedication celebration at Memorial Park went on. It also commemorated the 75th anniversary of the area dedicated to those who served in World War II.
On Sunday, Clifton Truman Daniel, a writer and public relations executive, will take part in a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the park’s dedication on June 5, 1948 by his grandfather, former President Harry S. Truman.
Kissing Sailor Statue, otherwise known as “Embracing Peace,” is a temporary installation here until November 15th of 2023. On June fourth, Omaha Parks Foundation will be rededicating Memorial Park with the new plaza.
Omaha Parks Foundation’s Tiffany Regan, Mike DeBolt, and Nick Manhart describe the upcoming rededication of Omaha’s WWII Memorial Park on the Community Matters segment of Dundee’s 1110 KFAB radio show.
The family of a fallen U.S. Marine give back to the Omaha community Sunday with the dedication of the “Corporal Daegan Page Memorial Scoreboard.” Page was one of 13 servicemembers killed in an attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan in 2021. His family said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the attack, and they wanted to find a way to give back.
If you’re near the Parkside neighborhood in West Omaha and walk Pine Street and 141st Circle Drive, you probably haven’t noticed a hidden park called Parkside South. As you get up close, it’s not really clear whether it has playground equipment or gym equipment. One woman is on a mission to renovate this underutilized park.