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Memorial Day

Nebraska's Memorial Day Observance 2020

When: May 25th, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Thank you to everyone who tuned into our live stream Memorial Day Observance!


Enjoy a condensed version of the Memorial Day observance with clips from all 24 honor guards and the lighting and extinguishing of the candle. 




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Nebraska's Memorial Day Observance 2020

As our state continues adhering to social distancing guidelines and limiting in-person gatherings to flatten the curve of COVID-19, we invite you to join us on Memorial Day by tuning in online. Join us virtually on Monday, May 25th, for Nebraska's largest Memorial Day observance with the fewest people present in the room.

During our Memorial Day Observance live stream, a candle will be lit by Gold Star Mother Monica Alexander at 8:00 a.m. and remain lit until 8:00 p.m. when it is extinguished by Gold Star Father Mel Alexander. Their son, Army Corporal Matthew Alexander of Gretna, was killed May 6, 2007, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baqubah Iraq. He can be found on our Nebraska's Fallen memorial page.