Helpers needed for Memorial Day activities; here’s what is happening in Nevada

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

Nevada’s Patriotic Council is asking the community to consider how you can help in this year’s Memorial Day observation.

Events start with deployment of flagpoles on Friday, May 27, at 4:30 p.m. We could use volunteers to help move them from the wagons to each of the holes (407 poles from three wagons, seven people per wagon).

On Saturday, the 28th, flags will be set up at 6 a.m., followed by a breakfast at the American Legion. This breakfast will be for anyone who can help. Scouts will be helping, as will the fire department, but more are always needed.

On Monday, Memorial Day, May 30, at 9:15 a.m., assembly for the parade will begin on the north side of the county administration building. At 9:30, the flags will be raised. The parade procession will follow at approximately 9:45. It will proceed north on Sixth Street to Lincoln Way, west on Lincoln Way to First and south on First to the entrance of the city cemetery. A memorial service will be held at the cemetery following the parade, weather permitting. Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend.

Volunteers are needed to pick up the flags at 4 p.m. In the event that the flags are too wet to be recovered, we will pick them up the following Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

In the event of weather that precludes the use of the cemetery for the ceremony (rain or wet grounds), but allows a parade, we will process to the Tope Auditorium at 9:45 a.m. for the ceremony. The parade will proceed north on Sixth Street to Lincoln Way, east on Lincoln Way to 15th Street, and south on 15th to the entrance of school parking lot. In the event of totally wet weather, the ceremony will be at the Tope Auditorium without a parade.

The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed in December 2000. The resolution asks that at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, all Americans “voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of Remembrance and Respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps’.”