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Memorial Park has a rededication for military monuments on Memorial Day weekend

Updated: May. 29, 2021 at 7:45 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Across the nation, thousands of families are honoring their loved ones who died serving our country.

Right here in Omaha, the community hosted a rededication for military monuments. The Heartland of America Park’s memorial monuments found a new home at Memorial Park.

The event had guest speakers, monuments to check out, military vehicles, and much more.

“You come out here and there are people to talk to, there’s a thing going on, everyone’s in a good mood. It just makes your heart happy,” said Iraq veteran, John Sainato.

John feels that it’s a great learning opportunity to bring his two kids to this event to learn about the men and women who fought for the country.

“I think that it’s important that we teach our children that what we have here came at a price. People sacrifice their lives for our freedom and way of life.”

The ROTC from Central High School was also at Memorial Park. Not only was it a good way to show who they are but to also give a helping hand to anyone at the gathering.

“It’s a good way to pay back to the community by giving us kind of a community service where we’re kind of helping out ushering people, making sure we’re doing the color guards and all that,” said Jason Youngs, ROTC member at Central.

These two ROTC members also say they want to be here to give thanks and remember the ones who served.

“Just to honor the veterans who sacrificed their lives for the country, I think it’s pretty important,” said ROTC member, Brian Onyango.

The monuments are able to be seen all around Memorial Park.

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