Memorial Day Honors in Fernley; Check Out Our Slideshow

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

FERNLEY, NV - Governor Brian Sandoval and several more notables were at the Fernley Veterans' Cemetery Monday for the annual commemoration of those we lost in service.

This year, the event included the unveiling of a new three-wall memorial to Nevada veterans killed during the Viet Nam war. The memorial is the concept of the KIA Ghost Soldier Motorcycle Club and has been in a project of the club for the past year.

The main wall contains the 151 names of those Nevadans who were killed during the war. A second wall contains the names of the eight nurses from around the nation who were killed in action, and the remaining seven names of Nevadans who are still listed as POW or MIA. A third wall has an outline of Viet Nam and the plagues of the branches that served during that time.

A Patriot Guard consisting of veterans on motorcycles rode together from the Alamo truck stop in Sparks to Fernley in time for the ceremony.

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