Memorial Day 2016 events and closings

Memorial Day 2016 events and closings

The Veterans Memorial cemetery will welcome more than 1,000 guests at 1 p.m. Monday for the Nevada Department of Veterans' Services annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

Opening services provided by American Legion Post 758 begin at 7:30 Calvary Cemetery on Harry L. Drive.

"Procession" will leave from the American Legion Hall-Post 93, in Tomahawk, WI at approximately 9:30am and will arrive at the Cemetery at approximately 10:25am. Entry is by donation.

In case of bad weather, a brief ceremony will take place at Major Walter G. Gatchell Post 306 Veterans of Foreign Wars, at the intersection of Fountain and Blake Streets. "It's a time set aside where the community can come together to honor their family members, and veterans that have toured here them and their families and we just come together to remember them as a community".

At 9:45 a.m., the veterans proceed to the war memorial on Broadway Street in Graniteville.

After the ceremony, participants will make their way to Veterans Park, where members of the Legion will offer a 21-gun salute in remembrance of those who gave their lives in service to the country.

Ceremony will be held in cemetery across the street. It is an opportunity to meet some great veterans going back to World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and some smaller conflicts in between.

It is unclear where exactly the Memorial Day tradition originated.