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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!

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Sponsor Wreaths

Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

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Volunteer

Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.

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Click here to spread the word encourage your friends to sponsor, volunteer or keep up with our news.


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....

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In Memoriam
by KAREN KILGARIN for James E. "Jim" Gordon, Army, Honored by Wyuka Cemetery

In memory of James E. "Jim" Gordon, U.S. Army First Air Cavalry Division. Awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for participating in more than 30 combat assaults. A recipient of the Purple Heart, Jim was wounded in Vietnam in 1967, and spent 17 months in the hospital recovering from those wounds.
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In Memoriam
by Sheila O. for James A O'Connor, Navy, Honored by Wyuka Cemetery

James A. O'Connor U.S. Navy Thank you for your service.
Check out 3 "Remember" recent messages from our supporters. Click "View Remember Wall" to see them all.

Ceremony Details

Location Information

Wyuka Cemetery (NEWYKC)
3600 O St
Lincoln, NE 68510

1,860
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December 17, 2022 at 11:00 am

Deane Finnegan, Michael Bestwick, Richelle Bergeson

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 Instructions

There 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.

Local Groups Supporting Us

AGA Lincoln Chapter (NE0028)

Welcome to AGA Lincoln Chapter (NE0028)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Wyuka Cemetery and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!

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Air Force Association 187 (NE0001)

Welcome to Air Force Association 187 (NE0001)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Wyuka Cemetery and to help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!

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