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Flag-In and Memorial Day at Vets Memorial Cemeteries
May 29, 2021
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until May 31, 2021
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services is hosting in-person Flag-In and Memorial Day events at the end of this month as we begin to move past the pandemic. Because we will still be bound by COVID-19 protocols, as mandated by local jurisdictions, the events will be abbreviated and look different than prior to the pandemic.
Flag-In this year falls on Saturday, May 29th. As participants arrive at either the Northern or Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, we will assign attendees to sections of the cemeteries for flag placement. Flag placement in the north, at the Fernley cemetery will begin at 9:00 a.m. Flag placement in the south, at the Boulder City cemetery begins at 7:00 a.m.
Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 31st. The in-person ceremonies at both cemeteries will be abbreviated to ensure COVID-19 protocols regarding large gatherings are followed. The ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley will begin at 11:00 a.m. In Boulder City, the ceremony at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery will begin at 1:00 p.m. We are asking participants to be mindful of social distancing and to wear a mask at both Flag-In and Memorial Day events.
Guidelines for Displaying the Flag of the United States can be found here: The American Flag | USAGov
“On Memorial Day the flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon only, then raised briskly to the top of the staff until sunset, in honor of the nation’s battle heroes.