• Jul 17, 2019
  • 6:26 PM

Help Us Find Nevada Families Who’ve Lost a Nevada Hero in Combat

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) is asking for your help! We are trying to locate *immediate Nevada family members who have lost a Nevada hero in combat. (*Immediate family members include a spouse, father, mother, sister, brother, son or daughter.)

We want to make sure these family members are invited to the soon-to-be dedicated memorial to Nevada’s fallen. We also want to make sure they’re aware they may be eligible to receive travel reimbursement to attend the upcoming dedication ceremony.

The dedication ceremony for Battle Born: Memorial to Nevada’s Fallen Military will take place on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Nevada State Archives and Library Building located at 100 North Stewart Street in Carson City. The reception will be held at 9:00 AM. The ceremony starts at 10:00 AM.

NDVS is offering travel reimbursement for up to two people per family for round trip air fare from Las Vegas to Reno, with shuttle to and from the ceremony. NDVS is also offering fuel reimbursement if travel is more than 75 miles from the ceremony in Carson City. The offer for travel reimbursement is for immediate family members only. Immediate family members would include a spouse, father, mother, sister, brother, son or daughter of a Nevada military member killed in combat while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. To be eligible, reimbursement must be pre-approved. The deadline to make the request is August 31, 2018.

The memorial, Battle Born: Memorial to Nevada’s Fallen Military will contain the names of 894 Nevadans who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and defending our nation. This memorial will recognize and honor each and every one of these courageous fallen warriors.

For more information or to request reimbursement, contact retired Command Sergeant Major Alan Callanan at 775-321-4779 or email him at callanana@veterans.nv.gov.