Monday, May 30th is Memorial Day. It is the one day we officially take each year to remember the men and women that gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy in this country. Of course, we really should honor these amazing heroes every day. On Saturday, you can pay tribute by attending the Virginia City 2016 Celebration of Heroes Parade.
What: Virginia City 2016 Celebration of Heroes Parade
Where: Virginia City, NV
When: Saturday, May 28th, 12pm to 1:30pm
Contact: Virginia City Tourism Commission (800) 718-7587 or via email
Virginia City 2016 Celebration of Heroes Parade
Located a short 30 minute drive from our Reno community, Virginia City is a slice of the historic Old West. The Virginia City 2016 Celebration of Heroes Parade winds its way through town from 12pm to 1:30pm. There will be marching bands and rotary clubs. You'll see floats and baton twirlers. Best of all, several military men and women will be part of the parade to honor their fallen comrades. Make sure you clap extra loud to show them the respect they deserve.
Do you have family members that were buried in the Silver Terrace or Gold Hill Cemeteries? After the Virginia City 2016 Celebration of Heroes Parade is over, you can pay your respects to your ancestors. Comstock Cemetery Foundation volunteers will be opening up the cemeteries only to documented family members of the cemetery's residents during Memorial Day weekend. This will allow visitors to tend to their family member's grave. You can contact the CCF at (775) 847-0281 for more information.
Memorial Day weekend also means that the Virginia & Truckee Railroad is open for business. Go to the V&T Railroad Depot located at 166 F Street. During opening weekend, visitors will enjoy live music, face painting for the kids and mimosas for the adults. Guests will then hop aboard a steam engine train to take a scenic 35-minute ride. The conductor will regale you with fascinating historical tidbits you won't find anywhere else.
Pay homage to our fallen heroes at the Virginia City 2016 Celebration of Heroes Parade this Saturday, May 28th. While you're in town, take in all the sights that this historic Old West town has to offer. Make sure you thank a military man or woman personally for their service when you see them out and about this weekend. They'll appreciate the acknowledgment.
Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://charlenehamiltonrealestate.com/virginia-city/virginia-city-2016-celebration-of-heroes-parade.