NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - A group of local veterans is organizing special Memorial Day ceremonies for Monday. The traditional Memorial Day celebration at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial was canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. The Memorial's Board President, Kevin Kennedy, and veterans from the VFW and American Legion are organizing a parade and special flyover.
The parade starts at 9 a.m. at North Platte's VFW and American Legion buildings at East 4th Street. The parade goes west on 4th Street to Jeffers Street and then turns north to Cody Park. After a drive through Cody Park the parade continues south on Jeffers Street to the 20th Century Veterans Memorial.
The group will place a wreath at the Law Enforcement Memorial. There is no official gathering,
A Memorial Day Flyover starts at 10 a.m. at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Lloyd Remues and crew members are coming from Colorado Springs, Colorado area. The Flyover should be in North Platte by 10:15 am.
They will fly over the Memorial in North Platte then fly over Great Plains Health in a show of appreciation of the area medical staff. Kennedy encourages folks to remember Memorial Day. He says, "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."