Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, today, on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, we recognize, honor and thank the men and women who have bravely served our country in every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces – the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Space Force; and

WHEREAS, our state is home to almost 250,000 veterans, more than 10,000 active duty service members, and there are more than 6,000 members of the National Guard and Reserves, and their families living in Nevada; and

WHEREAS, while every Veterans Day is special, this year marks several important dates to include: the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII, the 70th Anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, and the 30th Anniversary of the outbreak of the 1st Gulf War; and

WHEREAS, many veterans living in Nevada served during World War II and the Korean War, while many others served in Vietnam and other dangerous wars far from home following Vietnam, and others served in the Gulf War or in the ongoing Global War on Terror; and

WHEREAS, millions of Americans served in the U.S. Armed Forces between major conflicts; standing watch on the knife’s edge of peace, and we recognize these veterans because they assumed the risks involved when they signed their name on the dotted line swearing an oath of allegiance to our nation, and they too, are heroes; and

WHEREAS, to every single person who chose to wear our nation’s uniform we recognize the sacrifices these brave veterans and their families made on our behalf, and we owe each of you a debt that we can never repay; and

WHEREAS, we are fortunate to have many living heroes to celebrate today in Nevada, with the knowledge that some of America’s warriors gave their lives in the defense of our Nation and never made it back home; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is dedicated to making Nevada the ‘Most Veteran and Military Friendly State in the Nation’ and its many services include important employment, education and wellness benefits, as well as operating nationally recognized Veterans Skilled Nursing Facilities, Veterans Memorial Cemeteries, Veterans Service Officer and Veterans Advocate Programs; and

WHEREAS, veterans have skills, education, and deeply ingrained core values that help our communities become more productive; we are fortunate that so many veterans call Nevada home, and we will support those veterans who supported us in our time of need; and

WHEREAS, veterans have taught us that maintaining our freedom is not without cost, commitment, or risk, and the brave men and women in uniform have demonstrated time and time again, there is no threat we cannot meet, no challenge we cannot overcome; and

WHEREAS, today, we give thanks to all veterans, for all they have done and all they continue to do in service to our community, our great state and great nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2020 as

VETERANS 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 21st day of October, 2020

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