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WHEREAS, Nevada was admitted to the Union one hundred and fifty-two years ago on October 31, 1864; and

WHEREAS, Nevada played a most important part in the closing of the Civil War that divided our country, from 1861 to 1864; and

WHEREAS, the 31st day of October of each year has, by custom and by law, been set aside as Nevada Day for the purpose of celebrating the anniversary of the admission of Nevada into the Union of States composing our nation; and

WHEREAS, it is most fitting and proper that such an anniversary be observed by the people of Nevada in remembrance of its historic admission into the Union that gave our beloved State its appellation, 'The Battle Born State;" and

WHEREAS, the theme of this year's Nevada Day capital city celebration, on October 29, is "Nevada, Then and Now;" and

WHEREAS, Bernie Allen and Mayor Carolyn Goodman have been chosen as Co- Grand Marshals to honor the State of Nevada’s history during this celebration;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  October 31, 2016 as

 NEVADA DAY

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske