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National Cemetery Administration

Forest Lawn Cemetery Soldiers' Lot

Address:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, NE 68112

Phone: (913) 758-4105
FAX: (913) 758-4136

Cemetery Map: Not Available

Kiosk: No

Burial area at the Forest Lawn Cemetery Soldiers' Lot.
Burial area at the Forest Lawn Cemetery Soldiers' Lot.

HOURS

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day.

Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

BURIAL SPACE

This soldiers' lot is closed to interments.

DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST AIRPORT

From Omaha Airport (Eppley Airfield) travel Northwest on Abbott Drive. From Abbott Drive bear left onto Arthur C. Storz Expressway. Travel 2.5 miles then bear right onto Sorensen Parkway. From Sorensen Parkway bear right onto US 75 North. From US 75 North turn left onto Mormon Bridge Road. Travel Mormon Bridge Road 3.8 miles to the cemetery.

SCHEDULE A BURIAL

Fax all discharge documentation to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 1-866-900-6417 and follow-up with a phone call to 1-800-535-1117.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The private and community cemeteries that contain NCA soldiers' and government lots, and Confederate cemeteries, do not always have staffed offices on site. When administrative information for the larger cemetery is available, it is provided below.

Forest Lawn Cemetery
Phone: (402) 451-1000
Fax: (402) 451-8960
Website: www.forestlawnomaha.com 
NOTE: Link will take you outside the VA website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked website.

This soldiers' lot is overseen by the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Please contact the national cemetery for more information.
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FLORAL/GROUNDS POLICY

Cemetery policies are conspicuously posted and readily visible to the public.

Floral arrangements accompanying the casket or urn at the time of burial will be placed on the completed grave. Fresh-cut flowers may be placed on graves at any time of the year. Cemetery visitors are free to use flower containers located in receptacles placed throughout the grounds. Flowers are picked up on the first and third Mondays of the month during the mowing season, April 1 through October 1.

Artificial flowers and potted plants will be permitted on graves during periods when their presence will not interfere with grounds maintenance. As a general rule, artificial flowers and potted plants will be allowed on graves for a period extending seven days before through seven days after Easter Sunday and Memorial Day.

Christmas wreaths, grave blankets and other seasonal adornments may be placed on graves from Dec. 1 through Jan. 20. They may not be secured to headstones or markers.

Permanent plantings, statues, flags, vigil lights, breakable objects, balloons, pin wheels, shepherd hooks and similar items are not permitted on the graves. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not permit adornments that are considered offensive, inconsistent with the dignity of the cemetery or considered hazardous to cemetery personnel. For example, items incorporating beads or wires may become entangled in mowers or other equipment and cause injury.

Permanent items removed from graves will be placed in an inconspicuous holding area for one month prior to disposal. Decorative items removed from graves remain the property of the donor but are under the custodianship of the cemetery. If not retrieved by donor, they are then governed by the rules for disposal of federal property.
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WEAPONS POLICY

VA regulations 38 CFR 1.218 prohibit the carrying of firearms (either openly or concealed), explosives or other dangerous or deadly weapons while on VA property, except for official purposes, such as military funeral honors. Possession of firearms on any property under the charge and control of VA is prohibited. Offenders may be subject to a fine, removal from the premises, or arrest.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Forest Lawn Cemetery was established on May 13, 1885, in Omaha, Nebraska, by a group of local businessmen. A founding member of the Forest Lawn Cemetery Association, John H. Brackin, donated the first 100 acres to the new lawn-park cemetery. On November 12, 1886, Brackin was the first to be interred there. The cemetery expanded over the years, and today Forest Lawn Memorial Park encompasses more than 320 acres.

The soldiers' lot is located in Section 9 of Forest Lawn Cemetery. The last of the 42 interments in the soldiers' lot was made in 1920.
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