Once again, Bellevue honors its deceased veterans with the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Bellevue Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on May 30. The cemetery is located at Franklin St. & 13th Ave. off Bellevue Blvd.
This ceremony honors the men and women and their families who have courageously fought for our country throughout our history. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10785 sponsors the ceremony, with participation by VFW Post 2280, Boy Scout Troop 499, and Cub Scout Pack 457.
In addition to the traditional VFW Memorial Day ceremony, the Sarpy Serenaders will perform patriotic songs, including a medley of the songs of the military services. The ceremony concludes with a rifle salute and Echo Taps, performed by Kim and Carly Ingraham, who recently performed Echo Taps at The International’s Military Appreciation night.
Bill O’Donnell, from VFW Post 10785 added that the ceremony’s breadth offers a wonderful educational opportunity for parents and grandparents to teach young people. “I think every parent or grandparent ought to have their whole family at the ceremony – lessons of a lifetime can be taught in one short hour,” he added.