Memorial Day, May 25, 2020 Celebration in North Platte, Nebraska

Memorial Day, May 25, 2020 Celebration in North Platte, Nebraska

Traditional Memorial Day celebrations at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial have been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. The memorial’s President of the Board Kevin Kennedy and several of his fellow veterans from the VFW and American Legion have made other plans to ensure that the honoring of our veterans past and present will still go on this Memorial Day 2020.

There will be a parade of cars honoring our veterans Memorial Day starting from the VFW and American Legion buildings at East 4th Street in North Platte, NE. This parade of cars will leave the VFW at 9:00 a.m. Memorial Day. They will go west on 4th Street to Jeffers Street and then turn north, going to Cody Park. After a drive through Cody Park they will head south on Jeffers Street again and through the heart of North Platte staying on Jeffers Street all the way to the 20th Century Veterans Memorial. Once at the Memorial a wreath will be placed there and the Law Enforcement Memorial. The parade of cars will disperse there with no official gather at that time.

At approximately 10:15 a.m. a Fly Over will occur over the Memorial by Lloyd Remues and other crew members coming from Colorado Springs, Colorado area. We have enjoyed fly overs each year to honor veterans on Memorial Day by Lloyd and the crew.

They will do a fly over at approximately 10:00 at Fort McPherson, and then fly over the Memorial in North Platte. From the Memorial they will fly over Great Plains Health in a show of appreciation of the area medical staff.

We encourage you to show your appreciation to our veterans past and present on Memorial Day. We are confident that our country will recover and again be able to gather in appreciation for those who gave their all, and those who continue to make huge sacrifices for our freedom.

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