Honoring those who served in Korea, Vietnam, The Cold War and SAC, Union Pacific is participating in the Omaha World-Herald's Cold War Victory Salute Parade July 3 at 5:15 p.m. The railroad's mini train will escort veterans from the CenturyLink Center, marching north toward TD Ameritrade Ballpark. Supporters are encouraged to stand along either side of 10th Street from Cass to the entrance of Lot C at TD Ameritrade Park on the stadium's east side.
The parade's grand marshals are Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and Fang Wong, national commander of the American Legion. Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle also is participating.
Employees, family members and friends are asked to line the route and bring their flags, giving these vets who never received a “welcome home parade” one that is much deserved. Families of deceased veterans also are invited to walk with signs or photos of their loved ones.
A short program will follow, featuring guest speakers, including the National Commander of the American Legion, the Nebraska National Guard Band and paratrooper jumps into the stadium. The celebration concludes with the Home Run Derby and Omaha World Herald Fireworks.
Tickets are free for all Cold War veterans.