FERNLEY, Nev. (KOLO) -- Throughout our nation's history, 1.1 million service men and women have died in the name of America. From the American Revolution to more recent conflicts, fallen heroes from all American wars were remembered on Monday in Fernley.
"For your selfless sacrifice, you have earned our deepest appreciation and respect," said Fred Wagar with the Nevada Department of Veteran Services. "Today and every day, we honor your memory and all that you gave to keep us safe. The depth of your sacrifice cannot be measured and we are eternally grateful."
Senator Dean Heller was in attendance. In addition to thanking all veterans, he thanked the Merchant Marines: civilians who help transport cargo and personnel in times of war.
"Today we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our liberties and our freedoms. The people who demonstrated the greatest love a person can have, by laying down their lives for our country," said Senator Dean Heller. "Thank you for all of our service and immeasurable sacrifices for this country. We owe you a debt that we can never repay."