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Veterans Coalition Memorial Day Ceremony scheduled May 29

The Fernley Reporter

The Nevada Veteran’s Coalition will be holding a Memorial Day Service at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, May 29. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and lasts one hour.

Memorial Day began on May 30, 1868. The day was commemorated at Arlington National Cemetery as it was originally known as Decoration Day. In 1971, Congress declared that this day of recognition will forever be known as Memorial Day, an American National Holiday, and to be observed on the last Monday in May.

The Nevada Veterans Coalition invites you to join them to remember those veterans who gave, if not a portion or all of their lives, in the defense of our country.


They expect more than 3,000 or more for this year’s ceremony.

The Maytan Band, conducted by CW4 Alan Pefley, US Army, will be playing prior to the ceremony and will be playing our National Anthem, at the beginning of the event.

Master of Ceremonies

Fred Wagar: Deputy Director of Nevada Department of Veterans Services.

Keynote Speaker

Kevin Tokarski: Associate Administrator for Strategic Sealift -U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration.

Directions: The Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located East on I-80 at Exit 48 in Fernley. If coming from Reno, turn left after exiting the freeway and go under I-80 past the Denny’s/gas station. Turn left on Mission. Turn right on Veterans Way to the Cemetery.

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