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WHEREAS, the United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated (USSVI) will hold their National Convention in Reno, Nevada on August 15-21,2016, which will mark the 116th anniversary of the Submarine Service; and

WHEREAS, the Submarine Service constitutes less than 3% of the United States Naval Force, but during World War II was responsible for more than 50% of enemy shipping sunk, while suffering a casualty rate of more than 20%; and

WHEREAS, today the U.S. Submarine Service Fast Attack vessels play a major role as a "First Strike” force, and ballistic missile vessels roam the ocean as a deterrent against enemy attack; and

WHEREAS, nearly 4,000 Submarine Sailors have given their lives while defending this great country, and part of the creed of Submarine Veterans is "to perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country"; and

WHEREAS, the USS Nevada (SBN-733) is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine commissioned in 1986 with a motto 'The Silent Sentry," and is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named after the State of Nevada; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada proudly honors all Submarine Sailors who have served our nation with dedication and honor, with recognition and appreciation for the critical role they have played, and will continue to play, in the defense of the citizens of the United States of America;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  August 15-20, 2016 as

 U.S. SUBMARINE VETERANS APPRECIATION WEEK IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske