Flags placed on graves at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Flags were placed on graves Saturday morning at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

The annual event began at 7 a.m., with more planned through the weekend.

Superintendent Chris Naylor said a Special Forces Ceremony is scheduled Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Memorial Garden.

And on Monday, a Memorial Day ceremony is planned at 1 p.m. Naylor said the ceremony would be brief.

Events last year were canceled as shutdowns continued early in the COVID-19 pandemic, but flags were placed on graves. During the pandemic, rules had to be put in place for funeral ceremonies to reduce the risk of transmission. Gov. Steve Sisolak and first lady Kathy Sisolak appeared at limited ceremonies last year.

Also in Boulder City this weekend, the 27th annual “Fly Your Flags Over Hoover Dam Run” by Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, starting on the Arizona side of dam. Motorcycles ride 2 1/2 miles past Southern Nevada Veterans Home, ending at Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

The American Legion also placed flags Saturday on graves in the Boulder City Municipal Cemetery.

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