Months of planning, preparation and creativity will culminate on Friday, May 20, with the debut of Horses of Honor® Omaha, an inspiring public art tribute to the fallen heroes of the Omaha Police Department.
Seven life-sized statues of mounted patrol unit horses – each dedicated to a late officer – will be displayed throughout Omaha’s Turner Park, where crews are readying concrete foundations, special lighting and landscaping. An eighth horse, which pays a broad tribute, will be stationed at Omaha Police Headquarters. Each horse’s unique aesthetic has been created by an Omaha-area artist.
A public unveiling is set for 10:00 a.m. on May 20. The festivities continue the next evening – Saturday, May 21 – with a Tribute Concert in Turner Park. Free and open to the public, the concert event will honor all those who serve and protect, featuring performances by Finest Hour, Omaha’s premier cover/dance/party band, and Recaptured, billed as “the nation’s most authentic Journey tribute band.” A fireworks finale over Turner Park will complete the evening.
A Pop-Up Police Museum, located in the windows of a Midtown Crossing retail space between Thirst-Tea Café and Cantina Laredo, will complement the Horses of Honor while commemorating those who’ve served the community. The museum will showcase artifacts from the Omaha Police Department, including dozens of historic pieces – photos, uniforms, supplies and more.
Horses of Honor® Omaha mirrors the original Horses of Honor® program in Chicago, which was created and produced by AGENCY 360 and benefitted the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. The year-long Omaha installation will culminate with the sale of the horses in the spring of 2017. Net proceeds will benefit the Omaha Police Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization working to ensure Omaha officers have the training and equipment they need to prevent crime, save lives and make Omaha a safer city.
Horses of Honor® Omaha would not be possible without its generous sponsors, anchors of the Omaha community that graciously provided the funds to support fundraising initiatives, fabrication costs, statue transportation and other logistical needs.
Horse Statue Sponsors
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