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WHEREAS, Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864, and played an important role at a critical point in the Civil War, which had divided our country from 1861 to 1865; and

WHEREAS, the 31st day of October of each year has, by custom and law, been set aside as Nevada Day for the purpose of celebrating the anniversary of the admission of Nevada as the 36th state 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 during the Civil War that gave us Nevada’s motto “All for Our Country” and title “Battle Born”; and

WHEREAS, Nevadans proudly embrace the wide-open spirit that resonates through every corner of the State, from the high desert to snow-capped peaks, from vast desert sagebrush valleys and pinyon-juniper hills, to the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe to the 24-hour neon lights of the cities throughout our State; and

WHEREAS, the theme of the 83rd Nevada Day Parade is 'Historic Moments in Nevada' recognizing all of the greatest historic events throughout our history that helped shape and define our wonderful State; and

WHEREAS, the first Transcontinental Railroad and the Lincoln Highway historically linked Nevada with the nation, today’s Loneliest Road in America, Extraterrestrial Highway, and Great Basin Highway link towns and cities including the 16 counties and Carson City within the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, Nevada’s residents are as diverse and remarkable as its landscapes, from vibrant tribal communities to buckaroos to Basques, all those who call Nevada home 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, 2021, 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 11th day of October 2021

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