The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.

SILVER DOLLAR: We officially recognized Veterans Day Wednesday. But we should never pass up a chance to thank those who were in the military and those who are currently in the military, so every day should be Veterans Day. Every day we all should be working to show our appreciation, honor in any way we can and assist those who have been and are in the military in any way we can. And we should be right there to support their families as well. Here’s just a couple of examples of how those locally have given to the military...

SILVER DOLLAR: Western Nevada College presented Joseph Davis Alton III, an 8 year U.S. Army veteran of the 3rd Infantry Division, and his family with a newly restored 2007 Hyundai Sonata by the college.

This is the third year WNC has partnered with Recycled Rides, a National Auto Body Council program that restores and gives vehicles to deserving persons. The program works with technical colleges, such as WNC, insurance companies, auto body shops, and vendors to repair damaged vehicles for these deserving persons. State Farm Insurance donated a “totaled” car to WNC, where student mechanics in the automotive collision and repair classes repaired it to original working condition for the vet. Businesses from around Carson City donated materials and supplies to the class to fix the car.

Alton was a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom during the initial surge into Baghdad,

SILVER DOLLAR: To Roger’s Carpet One Floor & Home on Topsy Lane, and the rest of the Carpet One Floor & Home locations, who have committed to providing flooring materials and installation for 46 homes to the America’s Bravest program, which provides homes for military members who have been seriously injured.


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