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Remembrance Walk & Kite Festival

Come Celebrate with US!

25th Annual Remembrance Walk &

Inaugural Kite Festival: Hope Soars!

Saturday, May 7, 2022


Gallup’s Riverfront Campus in Omaha and/or virtually anywhere!

Food trucks, kites, teams, and memories!

Registration is now closed. Thank you for an incredible experience and record-breaking turn-out of over 600!  Can’t wait to see you again next year!


Schedule of the Event: Check-in will open at 10AM. There is no official group start to the walk this year to help with crowd control and to create a safe, comfortable environment for all. Your memorial walk across the Bob Kerrey Bridge is at your schedule and leisure. Most of the special guest appearances…mascots, therapy dogs, Midwest Winds Kite Flying…are scheduled to arrive after 10:30am. The event will end promptly at 2pm.

We expect a record-setting 400+ person attendance. All supplies for crafts and kite- flying are available on a first-come, first-service basis. You are welcome to bring your own kites! Memorial crafts and other activities will be available during the entire event while supplies last.

*Day-of registration is available. We do ask that non-registered guests bring cash or check to pay the $5 attendance fee and/or to make an additional donation.*

How to Find Us & Parking: Put either 151 Freedom Park Road, “Gallup” or “River City Star” into your GPS. We will have visible pop-up tents and will be under the main pavilion at Miller’s Landing. Park in the lots closest to the pavilion. Miller’s Landing is located in-between Gallup and the River City Star. It is most easily accessed via eastbound Abbot Drive and then turning right onto Gallup Drive. The Park sign will say River City Star and Miller’s Landing.

Safety Practices: The health and safety of you, our staff and volunteers, and our community are a high priority. You are welcome to wear a mask if you choose; however, it is not required. Hand sanitizer will be available. Please do not come to the event if you feel ill or are having symptoms associated with Covid-19.

Packet Pick-Up: Photo buttons, t-shirts, memorial candles, and Ted E. Bear Hollow mugs will be available for early pick-up on Thursday, May 5, 12-5:30pm at Grief’s Journey (7811 Farnam). They will also be available on Saturday, May 7 at the event. There is a limited selection of overstock available for purchase of this year’s shirt as well.

Social Media Interaction: Please share photos and videos of you and your team remembering together. Tag us on social media. Please make your post “public” so we can interact with you online. Especially for those doing the virtual option.  

Facebook:@griefsjourneyomaha, Instagram:@thecollectiveforhope

In Case of Severe Weather: The Remembrance Walk is a “rain or shine” event. Please watch the weather and plan accordingly. The event will be rescheduled in case of lightning or severe weather. We will communicate any change in plans via social media and/or email.

Pack In & Pack Out:  Miller’s Landing, Riverfront Trail, the Bob Kerrey Bridge and River’s Edge Park (Council Bluffs) are open to the public during our event. Please be mindful of trash and clean up after yourselves especially if you bring your own food or any dogs.

Donations & Fundraising: We are asking for donations this year as the Remembrance Walk is also a fundraiser. All sizes of donations are welcome and greatly appreciated! Online team fundraising pages can be created. Please contact Kelly, Director of Philanthropy & Marketing, for more details at kmorris@thecollectiveforhope.org.

Photo Buttons: We do our very best to make sure all buttons are made prior to the event. Sometimes we do miss an order in production as there are only a few of us and hundreds of buttons to make. We appreciate your patience and grace in advance just in case your buttons aren’t ready by the event. We’ll make them as soon as possible and get them to you right away!

Just a few more details:

  • Restrooms at the River City Star will be available for use.
  • There are food trucks scheduled for the event. Please bring cash or card to purchase if you choose.
  • Individually wrapped snacks will be also be available for free. Please bring your own water/beverage.
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend. They must be leashed, and owner’s must clean up after their dogs.