CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) The new Battle Born Memorial has been officially dedicated in Carson City to honor Nevadans killed in action. A ceremony was held on the Capitol grounds November 9, 2018.
"Individuals have lost their lives from the Civil War forward, and so I don't think we can ever do enough, but we should do everything we can," Governor Brian Sandoval says.
The memorial was established in 2013 through Senate Bill 230. Katherine Miller, Director of Nevada Department of Veterans Services, says this pays tribute to those who paid the ultimate price.
"When we saw the memorial, it just screamed Nevada to me," Miller says. "It feels substantial, but at the same time, timeless and with each one of the Nevadans listed on there, it's just wonderful."
There are 895 Nevadans on the memorial. Captain Joshua Byers was killed in action in 2003. His father, Lloyd, says this memorial means the world to him.
"We were best friends, we were so close and when I see the time spent and the dedication, it's just an honor for me to stand here," Byers says.