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Veterans Day includes open house, parades

Staff report

Veterans Day features two parades, one in Reno and the other in Virginia City, while Fallon has a modest remembrance ceremony at Highland Village.

The largest parade will be in Reno. Beginning at 11 a.m., the parade starts at Powning Park near the court house and travels north to 5th Street. The parade is one way for the city of Reno to honor all veterans for their service to their country.

Traditionally, the parade includes Junior ROTC cadets and bands from the area high schools in addition to displays and floats entered by local veterans groups.

Virginia City also kicks off with its parade at 11 a.m. The parade honors those who have served and currently serve our country. This year’s grand marshal is local Korean War veteran Floyd Seymour, who holds numerous medals for his service.

The route extends from the Fourth Ward School to the children’s museum on C Street. Immediately following the parade a spaghetti feed is held at the Storey County Senior Center. All servicemen and women are invited to attend.

The Highland Village Veterans Day Celebration is being held to honor its military veterans on Monday at 10.am. The Naval Air Station Fallon color guard will be present, and veterans will each be given a certificate of appreciation for their service and sacrifice to our country.