We have been following the story of the new Omaha National Cemetery, located in Omaha, Nebraska. The cemetery is the final resting place for service men and women, their spouses, and eligible dependents at no charge. The cemetery had its dedication in August and on September 27, 2016, the cemetery interred its first four service members.
Of the thousands of services members on the list to be interred at the Omaha National Cemetery, “the ashes of four veterans — Marine Cpl. John “Frank” Ernst of Omaha, Army Spc. Michael Brabec of Fremont, Air Force Sgt. James Edgell of Council Bluffs and Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Russell Rosberg of Omaha — were buried with full military honors at the new cemetery, near Highway 50 and Schram Road. So were those of Frank’s wife, Ruth.” Each was selected to represent four branches of the military.
The cemetery is still under construction and will continue to build, including adding a permanent office, maintenance facility, & honor-guard buildings, over the course of the next year.
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