Nevada elected officials, Gold Star families and veterans marked Memorial Day with remembrance ceremonies in the north and south of the state.
The weather was lovely for the Memorial Day Service held at Maplewood Cemetery Sunday morning, May 28. But it's hard, especially on Memorial Day where we actually honor those who have passed on.
"Well there's a saying that was said a long time ago, that the country that forgets the deceased Veterans will soon be forgotten and deceased itself", says retired Master Sergeant, Nelson Preston.
Hundreds gathered for the ceremony, and paid their respects throughout the cemetery.
"Classmates lost their lives in Vietnam", said Robinson.
"We all was there, and the ones that come home were lucky, and the ones that didn't come home, we honor them". Wreaths honoring servicemen and servicewomen from all branches of the armed forces were placed next to a memorial and Taps was played as those in attendance silently saluted. I asked him,"What is Memorial Day to you, sir?" He's a World War II veteran and said it was nice to see such support from the community.
"It means a lot to me, and from the crowd that we had here today, it means a lot to people that were here", said Timko.
"It makes me feel very proud about everything that they stand for, our freedom and they went beyond to pay the ultimate sacrifice".
"I'm not sad about it", said Harris.