The sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform were remembered in Reno on Memorial Day.
The Boy Scouts of America along with the American Legion and Congressman Mark Amodei remembered those who served.
"If they fight for us, I believe that they should be honored. We should celebrate our freedom and honor their memories," says Ian Sturtz from Boy Scout Troop 1.
"Our nation didn't come into being just because somebody signed a piece of paper, they had to fight for it and we are still fighting for what we believe in around here these folks, symbolize those folks who, we at the center of the fight during their time period and served their country so it's appropriate to show up and say thanks," Rep. Amodei (R).
Every year the American Legion and Boy Scouts gather at the cemetery where dozens of Civil War veterans are buried.
They say it's important to enjoy the holiday while thank those who gave their lives.
"Regardless of how anybody celebrates it, if they just take that one moment and just remember and say 'thank you,' if they see a veteran thank them, it doesn't take much but it means so much more," says Gerry Gruen, commander, Post 1 American Legion.
Gruen says those who serve today show great dedication by volunteering for the armed services.