Omaha’s annual Veterans Day program is Tuesday, 11 am, at Memorial Park near 60th and Dodge Street.
American Legion Post 1 in Omaha is organizing the event and spokesman Fred Tisdale says guests include Governor Dave Heineman and Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry. Representatives from U-S Senators Mike Johanns’ and Deb Fischer’s office will also attend. USSTRATCOM Commander, Admiral Cecil Haney is one of several guest speakers.
Tisdale says another guest speaker is a representative with Benson High Magnet Schools JROTC. Last June the group went to Normandy, France for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The JROTC will make a presentation to American Legion Post 1 and to a WWII veteran who landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
Tisdale says it is important that everyone remembers and celebrates Veterans Day. The program and ceremony is open to the public.