Tribute to be held on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day May 29 a special tribute will be held at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley at 11 a.m. to honor fallen veterans.

Guest of honor will be Charles Harton, a highly decorated Korean War veteran. The keynote speaker will be Adm. Timothy Beard, commander, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, NAS Fallon.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Memorial Day in the United States originated to honor the Union soldiers who died during the Civil War. By the end of the 19th century, ceremonies were held throughout the nation.

After World War I, Memorial Day evolved to be a day to honor the dead of all wars but it was not until 1971 that Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress.

Call Ray Alcorn, executive director, Nevada Office of Veterans' Services, 688-1653.


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