Once again, Bellevue honors its deceased veterans with the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Bellevue Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on May 31. 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 conducts the ceremony every year.
On Thursday preceding Memorial Day weekend, VFW post members, along with a host of volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Bellevue, Cub Scout Pack 457, Boy Scout Troop 60, Girl Scout Troop 45487, Bellevue West AFJROTC, and about 30+ community members will place flags at each veteran’s grave site.
The formal VFW Memorial Day ceremony will take place on May 31 at 11:00 at the cemetery. The Sarpy Serenaders will perform patriotic songs, including a medley of the songs of the military services. Participants also include the Gold Star Wives and VFW Auxiliary. Individual military services are honored with the presentation of each service’s flag. The ceremony concludes with a rifle salute and Echo Taps, performed by Maggie Blazek.
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,” VFW Post 10785 Commander Bill O’Donnell added.
VFW Post 10785 is dedicated to helping veterans and their families. The post meets on the second Monday of every month at the Bellevue University Military Students Service Center.
For More Information, Contact: Bill O’Donnell, VFW Post 10785 at 402-933-0866 (office) or 402-292-3387 (home).