Memorial Day activities planned
May 24, 2014
The nonprofit Warren Engine Co. No. 1 will hold a fundraiser today at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad steam locomotive No. 25 will operate train rides 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and sodas will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the train depot. Warren Engine Company items will be available for sale.
Carson City's detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Stewart Indian Cemetery. Call Chaplin Don Podlas at 775-790-0260.
Evergreen Gene's, 1811 N. Carson St., will host its sixth annual Memorial Day barbecue, offering hot dogs, hamburgers, sides, watermelons and beverages, on Monday. Bob Lambert will provide live entertainment. Veterans and active military personnel can receive a 25 percent discount on all purchases. Call Gene or Rowena at 775-882-1807.
Mayor Bob Crowell will top the list of speakers at this year's Memorial Day services at Lone Mountain Cemetery. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Monday. Cemetery manager Tim Glancy said since this is the 150th year of Nevada's admission to the union, the Sons of Veterans of the Civil War will participate, including firing an old cannon. Robert Bledsoe, who organizes the annual event, will be master of ceremonies and play the bagpipes at the event, which also features an address by retired Navy Capt. David Treinen. Glancy said the event usually draws up to 300 but, with good weather, may see more participants this year.