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Nevada Veteran Cemeteries Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

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From the Nevada Office of Veterans Services:

Nevada's Veteran Memorial cemeteries in Boulder City and Fernley will host annual memorial ceremonies honoring the memory of Veterans which served and defended our country.

The ceremony at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City will begin at 1 pm on Monday, May 27, and is being organized by the Vietnam Veterans of America in conjunction with various Veteran groups as well as community businesses. "We have great support from veteran groups and individuals in preparation for the event," said SNVMC Administrator, Chris Naylor. "Attendance has always been to capacity and we expect another large turnout this year." The cemetery is located at 1900 Veterans Memorial Parkway.

The ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley begins at 11 am on Monday, May 27. The Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition has organized the event along with NNVMC staff and is scheduled to be attended by Governor Brian Sandoval. The cemetery is located at 14 Veterans Way.

In preparation for Monday's ceremonies, the public is invited to attend the Flag Placement ceremonies and assist in placing flags at each gravesite in the cemeteries. Flag placing will begin in Boulder City at 7 am and in Fernley at 8 am. "The flag placement is a big part of Monday's event," said NNVMC Administrator, Wes Block. "We have families with their children and people of all ages come together to join in and help create a great atmosphere for Monday's event."

"Each of our cemetery staffs are very dedicated to ensure Memorial Day ceremonies respectfully remember Veterans who have served and now lie in a place of honor," said Executive Director, Caleb Cage. "We are very appreciative of the assistance with these ceremonies for veterans organizations throughout the state whose members continue honor the memory of veterans not only on this day, but through their daily selfless throughout the year."

The NOVS encourages the public to attend these or other locally coordinated events on Monday which can be found on local community web calendars and continue to show the support the Nevada community has always given to our Veterans.

For more information, call (866) 630-VETS or visit www.veterans.nv.gov.

From the Nevada Office of Veterans Services

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