Officials, families, veterans mark Memorial Day in Nevada

Monday, May 29, 2017|4:18 p.m.

Nevada elected officials, Gold Star households and veterans marked Memorial Day with remembrance events in the north and south of the state.

Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller attended a pancake breakfast and a Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery event in Reno, then talked at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Governor Brian Sandoval was in southern Nevada, where temperature levels reached the mid-90s, for an event at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Stone City.

Sandoval informed the crowd that a lot of Americans never completely understand the sacrifice of the country’s soldiers, and that remembering them helps lay a structure for a stronger future.

The Republican politician governor likewise praised companies and volunteers who preserve the burial websites.

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