NDVS is launching an exciting statewide initiative to locate every veteran, military or war memorial across the state! We are partnering with Veteran/Military reporter, Chuck N. Baker, who is doing all the leg work.
Baker is currently identifying these memorials and documenting their location. He is also collecting photos and conducting research on each memorial to write any existing history to provide a better understanding of the men and women honored.
There are four state veterans’ memorials; the Battle Born Memorial to Nevada’s Fallen in Carson City, the Nevada State Veterans Memorial at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas, The Nevada Veterans Memorial Wall on the State Capitol Grounds in Carson City and the Mustang 22 Memorial in Reno at the Stead Airport.
Additionally, many cities, various groups as well as individuals across the state have erected their own memorials to give recognition and honor to the men and women who have served in the US Armed Forces. For the first time, Baker’s work will provide a complete inventory of all these memorials.
This information will be useful for many reasons. Memorial location coordinates for memorials located on publicly owned land will be provided to the public so these memorials can be visited. While the public may not be able to visit memorials located on privately-owned land, they can still learn the history surrounding them. Finally, some of these memorials have been forgotten, neglected, or simply lost to history. This project provides the opportunity for veteran service organizations and others to “adopt” a memorial to bring it up to standard and maintain it. All of this will fulfill the purpose and spirit of these memorials which is to honor and recognize military service.
We could use your help in finding and identifying Nevada’s military, war and veterans’ memorials. If you know of a memorial, let us know! Contact Chuck N. Baker at Bakerwriter@cox.net or let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.