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9/11The NEVADA VETERANS COALITION will conduct it's sixteenth 9/11 memorial ceremony at the Out of Town park on Monday September 11 2017 at 10:00 AM. As the "guardians of the colors" we escort the American Flag at the annual 911 Ceremony.

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.

MIAPThe NEVADA VETERANS COALITION will conduct its fifth MIAP mission at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery [NNVMC] by honoring twenty seven veterans whose remains have been in the care of a local mortuary, yet remained unclaimed. Services will be conducted with full military honors for the 27 veterans at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 22 2017 at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 14 Veterans Way, in Fernley Nevada. FIRST MISSION - On Aug. 28 2009, 5 veterans were laid to rest. SECOND MISSION - Sept 22, 2010; 7 veterans and one spouse were laid to rest. THIRD MISSION - October 01 2013; 19 veterans were laid to rest. FOURTH MISSION - November 17, 2016; 16 veterans and one spouse were laid to rest.

You served your country through a war, or through peacetime. You expected to receive a military burial, recognition by our government of your commitment to our great country. You expected to have honor and respect paid to you as a result of your service to our great country. Instead, you reside on a shelf in a mortuary or a storage facility at a crematorium.

WAAThe Northern Nevada Veteran's Coalition has been involved in the Wreaths Across America project since 2007. In that first year, we were able to purchase 40 wreaths from the donations we received from the community. The number of wreaths we now place on the grave sites, every December at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, has reached 5,000.

Once again our Wreaths Across America -2016- service was a success with over 1700 folks coming out and placing 7,500 wreaths. This year the event will be held at NNVMC on Saturday, December 16 2017 at 9:00 AM. Without you it would be difficult to make something like this possible. Let's make this year, Fourth in a row, as we place a wreath on every veterans headstone!


Vietnam Veterans As a Commemorative Partner of the Vietnam War Commemoration program, DAR Fort Churchill chapter teamed up with the Nevada Veterans Coalition and presented Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins to 16 of our local Vietnam Veterans. The ceremony was at the Out of Town park in Fernley Nevada on July 04 2017. The Commemoration is providing Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins to Commemorative Partners for dignified public presentations to living U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War period as a lasting memento of the nation's thanks. Living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive one lapel pin. If you know of any other Vietnam veterans in our area, please have them email Lynda Freeman their full name and service branch. I also need a phone number and email for notification of the next event.

A big thank you to Fernley Fourth of July committee for giving us a spot in the list of events, Heidi and Carlos of Fun Events NV for loaning me the microphone and supporting me through the pin event, Jerry Mansker our fabulous photographer, all of the veterans that attended, my friends with DAR & NVC, and the public for their participation in welcoming home the Vietnam Veterans.


MEMORIAL DAYOn May 29, 2017 Once again, the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veteran's Memorial Cemetery was a huge sucess. Over 3,800 attended the event. Making it the biggest such ceremony in the entire state.

The ceremony is one of the most popular Memorial Day services in Northern Nevada, and for this year's ceremony, they took time to honor two WWII Merchant Marine veterans, Charles Montanaro and William Lepore. Both men received certificates from Senator Heller, Congressman Mark Amodei and Governor Brian Sandoval for their service.


TROOPEROn June 18th, 2016 The Nevada Veterans Coalition, and scores of visitors and honored guests, dedicated the 1st Battalion Volunteer Calvary/Nevada Territory Cavalry Volunteers bronze sculpture of "The Trooper", at The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Fernley, Nevada. Special guests included Col. Kat Miller (Director of NDVS), Gen. M. Hanifan (Army National Guard), Caleb Cage (Homeland Security Nevada), Lacy J. Dalton (vocalist for National Anthem and Amazing Grace). There was a 17 man mock charge with the Civil War Re-enactors. In lieu of a rifle volley, we will had 3 cannons fire. JT Gillich is brought some of his antique military vehicles for display.

The 1st Battalion of Nevada Volunteer Cavalry, or the Nevada Territory Cavalry Volunteers, was a unit raised for the Union army during the American Civil War. It remained in the west, garrisoning frontier posts, protecting emigrant routes, and engaged in scouting duties. The unit was disbanded in July 1866. This monument is dedicated to all those that served in the 1st Battalion of Nevada Volunteer Cavalry. ARTIST Scott Rogers – Bronze Fine Art