WHEREAS, the men and women of the United States military have selflessly placed themselves in peril throughout our nation's history, from Pearl Harbor to the Persian Gulf, to protect the lives of others and defend our nation;
WHEREAS, I, as Governor of the State of Nevada, am proud to honor and pay tribute to the heroism of all veterans and their families this year with the completion and opening of the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial, as a place for all Nevadans and visitors to reflect and learn;
WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, as a day of prayer and peace to remember those men and women who have fallen in service to our nation;
WHEREAS, the President of the United States has designated 11 :00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer and has further asked all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day;
WHEREAS, the President of the United States has requested Governors of the United States to direct that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day; and
WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides: 'The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada."