Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, today we recognize, honor and thank the men and women who have bravely served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces – the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines; 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 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. War in Afghanistan, the 30th Anniversary marking the end of Operation Desert Shield and the beginning of Operation Desert Storm, and the 10th year marking the end of Operation New Dawn; and

WHEREAS, many veterans living in Nevada served during World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, the Gulf War or the Global War on Terror; and other combat operations; and those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces between major conflicts stood watch on the knife’s edge of peace, prepared to defend our Nation should the need arise; 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’ 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, 2021, as

VETERANS DAY IN NEVADA

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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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