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DAR tribute civil war April 10 2022
The Nevada State Society Daughters of the American Revolution along with other service organizations gathered April 10 at Carson City’s Lone Mountain Cemetery to pay their respects not only to the soldiers who served and died at Fort Churchill in the 1860s but also for those who enlisted after them to show others the meaning of service and sacrifice. Photos: Steve Ranson/NNG
An audience of more than 200 listened to speakers April 10 pay tribute to the forgotten Civil War soldiers at Lone Mountain Cemetery.
Re-enactors from the Civil and Revolutionary wars arrived in the uniform of the day.
A monument with a Union soldier looks down on the older military headstones at the Lone Mountain Cemetery.
Denise Doring VanBuren, the 45th president general of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, commends Carson City and its volunteers on its remembrance for the Civil War soldiers.
Eagle Scout candidate Zachary Forest describes his project for the cemetery’s veterans section.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3726 Cmdr. Robert Talbert said soldiers during the Civil War had different missions depending on which side of the Mississippi River they served.
Retired Brig. Gen. Michel Hanifan of the Nevada Army National Guard discusses the role of the military.
Richard Perry of the Rotary Club of Carson City delivers remarks.
Chaplain Maj. Shay Gilliam offers the opening prayer.
Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell opens the ceremony.
Hayden Long of the Carson High School Navy Junior ROTC begins to raise the flag at the Civil War memorial at Lone Mountain Cemetery.
Jim Wilbanks leads the riderless horse as other members from Troop D, 1st Nevada Cavalry, watch. From left are Mike Creager, Janet Bierman, John Pocino and Tom Harris.
Nevada Army National Guard honor guard soldiers Spec 4 Jose Ramirez, left, Spec 4 Reid Howland, center, and Sgt. Chris Brezuela, stand behind the Civil War soldiers’ headstones at Lone Mountain Cemetery. The soldiers had served at Fort Churchill in the 1860s.
Monica Moriarty gives a history of western Nevada, the military and life in the 1860s.
Assembly Minority Leader Robin Titus, R-Smith Valley, reads a proclamation to Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell, proclaiming “That best wishes are extended to the Nevada State Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the other benevolent organizations in their quest to make much needed improvements to this treasured embodiment of our Battle Born spirit — we owe it to Nevada's soldiers and sailors who gave all for our country during the Civil War to have a dignified resting place.”
Carson High School Navy Junior ROTC members saluting include, from left, Allison Gerow, Jaredh Lopez, Dianna Pierrott and Hayden Long. Behind them is bugler retired Command Sgt. Major James Richardson of the Nevada Army National Guard who played taps.
Sgt. Christina Aguilar, left, and 1st Lt. Wen Wei from the Nevada Army National Guard honor guard fold the U.S. flag.
Assembly Minority Leader Robin Titus, R-Smith Valley, presents the folded U.S. flag to Carson High School Navy Junior ROTC members, from left, Allison Gerow, Jaredh Lopez, Dianna Pierrott and Hayden Long.
U.S. flags and markers adorn the headstones in the older section of Lone Mountain Cemetery.