May 26, 2021
Thousands of people came to downtown Omaha on Friday evening to honor Gold Star families and veterans for Memorial Day. Wounded Warriors Family Support was proud to be part of the parade and to spread awareness of the families we serve on a daily basis. The Patriotic Parade was organized by Patriotic Productions. The video below features many of the participants, The World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales, and music over of God Bless the U.S.A by Lee Greenwood.
“Even just here tonight, I was talking to some of our veterans, who when they came back maybe from the Korean War or Vietnam War, felt like they didn’t get the recognition they deserved,” Gov. Pete Ricketts said. “And, indeed, we can never repay our veterans or their families for the sacrifices they have made on their behalf.”
Despite the chillier than normal weather most also stayed for special outdoor performances by Lee Greenwood and Grateful Heart.
Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support for the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The charity is run by combat veterans for combat veterans, “healing the wounds that medicine cannot.”
Patriotic Productions is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor our military service-members, past and present. Focused on preserving cherished memories and recording stories for future generations of those who died fighting for America by creating photo exhibits and displays, and holding events open to veterans, their families, and the public. You may learn more about their work at patrioticproductions.org.