REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Wyuka Cemetery 's Wreaths Across America Page.
On December 17, 2022 at 11:00 am, Wreaths Across America will be at Wyuka Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.
Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red "Sponsor" button. Or, if you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below, and don't forget to click the "Invite" button to invite your friends and family to join you.
Thank you so much for supporting Wyuka Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!
The Tuskegee Legacy
WW II had begun the first week James Sheppard was enrolled in high school. “A lot of young men at the time wanted to do their part for their country. It was a patriotic thing, and millions were signing up to get in. Dad had heard they had established a program for African-America pilots, and he thought that was the thing to do....
6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion
In early 1945 as the Battle of the Bulge concluded Army officials reported that a lack mail was hurting morale. Warehouses were filled with millions of pieces of mail destined for the seven million Americans serving in the European theater. The task of getting that mail to its intended recipients fell on the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion....
by KAREN KILGARIN for James E. "Jim" Gordon, Army, Honored by Wyuka Cemetery
by Sheila O. for James A O'Connor, Navy, Honored by Wyuka Cemetery
3600 O St
Lincoln, NE 68510
Directions to Cemetery
Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.
Parking InstructionsThere is plenty of parking at this cemetery, so feel free to park in any available spot.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Wyuka Cemetery . Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.
Masks and social distancing will be required.Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:
- Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
- Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
- Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
- We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.
The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.