Virginia City Banners Honor Military Men and Women

VIRGINIA CITY, NV -- Sunday, hundreds of banners bearing the names and pictures of some of Nevada's military members were hung along Virginia City's main street. The banners recognize both fallen and active military members as well as veterans.

The display was organized as part of Virginia City's Fourth of July celebration. Friends and family members purchased the banners as a way for each military member to be recognized individually for his or her service.

Brenda Bolander, who's son Bryan was killed in April of 2008 just a week before his wedding, says she organized the banner hanging as a way to recognize what the members of our military have sacrificed.

"We're going to put up banners of all these people, and people can look at them and say thank you for their service... These people need to be recognized," said Bolander.

Bolander also says she plans to make this an annual event.

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