Memorial Day weekend events

Area events are scheduled this weekend with Memorial Day observances on Monday.

Area events are scheduled this weekend with Memorial Day observances on Monday.

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Fallon Memorial Day
Fallon will be conducting three ceremonies on Monday with representatives from the various military service organizations.
The representatives from the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1002, American Legion Post 16, Fleet Reserve Association 192 and the Marine Corps each read symbolic pieces of information and then place a representative item such as a wreath, flowers or a flag at the base of a monument.
The first ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the Churchill County Cemetery. At noon, the ceremony moves to the Fallon Paiute Shoshone tribal cemetery off Reservation Road and concludes at 1 p.m. at The Garden’s Funeral Home on the Austin Highway (U.S. Highway 50 east), which has a veterans’ section under the shadow of its Lane of Flags.
Beginning Sunday morning at 8 a.m. volunteers are encouraged to come to the Churchill County Cemetery and help plant more than 1,200 U.S. flags next to the veterans’ gravesites. The flag will be removed from the cemetery Monday afternoon beginning at 5 p.m.
Memorial Day is always the last Monday of May, and the U.S. flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon and then raised to full-staff.

Honor Flight Nevada events
Community Coffee
Honor Flight Nevada is hosting a “Community Coffee” on Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Atlantis. The annual event helps raise funds for Honor Flight Nevada, which takes veterans to Washington, D.C.

Summer Salute
The eighth annual Summer Salute is Saturday at Reno’s Rancho San Rafael Park.
The car show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit veterans such as the Veterans Guest House in Reno and Honor Flight Nevada

Be sure to mark your calendar and make your plans for Memorial Day events at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.
Memorial Day is Monday, and all events will be held in-person. The timeline for the weekend is as follows:

Flag-In – Saturday
This year, Flag-In volunteers will receive a commemorative “Thank You” pin, while supplies last. Volunteer groups or individuals who do not want to miss their special gift, are advised to arrive early or on time at 8:30 a.m.
Volunteers are asked to assemble in the paved area at the pavilion.
Memorial Day Ceremony — Monday
11 a.m. at the NNVMC.
Operation Battle Born
The Truckee Meadows Veterans Club of TMCC is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack Veterans to execute Operation Battle Born: Ruck to Remember 2022 in honor of the fallen heroes from the Global War on Terrorism.
Over the course of three days, veterans and volunteers from across the state will take turns carrying two rucksacks that share nearly 7,000 service member dog tags to include the 58 fallen Nevadans that have made the ultimate sacrifice since Sept. 11. In their honor, the march begins from the Nevada Capitol to the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.
Participants will be asked to challenge themselves physically and mentally, facing the heat and the weight of the fallen heroes on their backs. Help us as we march for those who fought and sacrificed for our freedom.
You can email Operation Battle Born Ruck to Remember at or call the TMCC Veteran Services at 775-337-5612. The webpage is


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