Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864, and played an important role in the closing of the Civil War, which 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; 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, Nevadans proudly embrace the wide-open spirit that resonates through every corner of the state, from the high desert, to snow-capped mountains, to rolling valleys of sagebrush and juniper, to the 24-hour neon lights of the cities; and

WHEREAS, the theme of our 81st Nevada Day Parade is ‘Nevada Counties – 100 years,’ recognizing all 17 counties of the Silver State, with Pershing County becoming the 17th and final county in 1919; and

WHEREAS, the 17 counties of the Silver State are linked by storied and celebrated highways from the Loneliest Road in America, to the Extraterrestrial Highway, to the Great Basin Highway, and beyond; and

WHEREAS, Nevada’s residents are as diverse and remarkable as its landscapes, from buckaroos to Basques, to vibrant tribal communities that enrich the history and culture of the Silver State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim October 31, 2019, as

NEVADA DAY

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 17th day of September 2019

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