Memorial Day Flag Placements In Boulder City Going Virtual This Year

Ceremonies Will Be Streamed Online

Mitch Kelly
May 22, 2020 - 8:30 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The annual flag placement and Memorial Day ceremonies put on by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services will be observed differently this year because of the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Changes to the format are being done to help ensure all those who wish to honor our fallen heroes are included and everyone remains safe.

Two videos will be released in observance of Memorial Day, May 25th, to serve as virtual ceremonies and will take the place of large in-person gatherings. The virtual ceremonies will provide a safe way to observe the day so the sacrifices of the men and women who have served our country will still be remembered and honored, despite the circumstances.

One video will be focused on southern Nevada and one of northern Nevada, Each video will recognize and honor veterans of all eras and will feature notable veterans and figures within the community.

The videos will be available for viewing prior to Memorial Day on May 23. Visit www.veterans.nv.gov. You can also use Facebook by clicking the link

Both Veteran Memorial Cemeteries in Boulder City and Fernley remain open to the public for visitation. Social distancing is required, and wearing a mask is highly encouraged