Governor Sisolak honors fallen soldiers in Carson City on Memorial Day

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak honored fallen soldiers at the Battle Born Memorial in Carson City for Memorial Day.

He also provided remarks and was joined by Director Miller from the Nevada Department of Veteran Services, State Senator Pat Spearman, Major General Ondra L. Berry of the Nevada National Guard, and Bill Baumann, Chairman of the Nevada Veteran Service Commission. 

During the event, Gov. Sisolak read from the poem “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon. The poem is inscribed on the memorial and he quoted lines that read: 

They shall grow not old as we that are left to grow old:  

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them. 

“I will remember them. I will remember the far too many names of the far too many young people that are eternalized within this sanctuary. I will think of the Gold Star parents whose hallways are adorned with the smiling pictures of their departed child. I will think of the empty seats at family celebrations, and the longing for the loved ones passed that cannot attend birthdays, graduations, or weddings. I will remember them,” said Gov. Sisolak. “I ask that all Nevadans join me in remembering them too.” 

Battle Born Memorial in Carson City was erected on November 2018 to pay tribute and honor Nevadans killed in action.

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