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Photos: Papillion recognizes Memorial Day

Photos: Papillion recognizes Memorial Day

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John-Henry Pearcy of American Legion Post 32 plays “Taps” to conclude the Legion’s Memorial Day Service at Papillion’s Veterans Park.

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With American Legion Post 32 Commander Ted Stapleton looking on, Papillion City Councilman Steve Engberg, Legion Riders Chaplain Jack Smith and U.S. Representative Don Bacon place a ceremonial wreath at the new obelisk memorial in Papillion’s Veterans Park on Memorial Day.

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Nearly 100 people attended an evening Memorial Day Service at Veterans Park, presented by American Legion Post 32. The service included the dedication of the city’s new obelisk, which honors five special military heroes from Papillion.

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Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE 2) addresses a crowd of nearly 100 at the American Legion Post 32 Memorial Day (evening) service at Papillion’s Veterans Park.

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An obelisk memorial honoring five special military heroes from Papillion, including First Lieutenant Mark A. Noziska and Specialist Joseph B. Cemper, was installed in Veterans Park in May. Noziska and Cemper both lost their lives in Afghanistan.

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