the 75th anniversary
celebration & rededication of Omaha's

WWII Memorial Park

Sunday june 4, 2023



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Schedule of Events

Live Music Begins


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Celebration Events

Event activities

  • Interactive military equipment display from Fort Riley
  • First Responder display
  • Lincoln Parachute Skydiving Club show
  • Native American Cultural Experience drum performance
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall remembering fallen Nebraskans
  • WWII Reenactors and equipment
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with guards

New arts plaza

  • Fully ADA accessible space adjacent to Storz Drive
  • Easy, accessible drop off area
  • Large paved plaza for flexible, year-round variety of uses​​
  • Subtle, multi-function compliment to the existing Memorial
  • Planned ambient and versatile lighting for events and security features
  • Event accessories for securing exhibits, tents, covers, and flags
  • Complementary new landscaping below plaza’s south face
  • Granite-faced pier marking the Plaza and 75th Anniversary

Embracing Peace statue

On display April 28th – November 2023

Inspired by photographs, Naval veteran Seward Johnson’s 26-foot sculpture “Embracing Peace” 
celebrates the jubilation of the people in Times Square on V-J Day in 1945. His inspiration came from a photo taken by U.S. Navy Lieutenant Victor Jorgensen.

Honoring 75 Years - The History of Omaha's World War II Memorial Park

Exhibit on display at The Durham Museum June 3rd – September 3rd 2023

Confirmed attendees:

history of Memorial Park

thank you to our donors, sponsors, and contributors

Merle W. Rambo

AIA, Plaza Architect  ​
Founding Patron & Fundraising Coordinator

Douglas County Logo
Dr. John & Ruth Sage Trust
Dundee Digital
Heartland Airborne Association
History Nebraska Foundation
Royal Exteriors
Omaha Public Schools Foundation

Celebrating 75 years of memorial park

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