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Northern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders Honored as Nevada's Veteran Supporter of the Month
By Blake Boles
CARSON CITY, NV (December 22nd, 2016) -- During a ceremony at the Governor's Mansion, the Northern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders were honored as Nevada's Veteran Supporter of the Month for November. The Veteran Supporter of the Month Award recognizes both active organizations and non-veteran Nevada community members that provide exceptional support to military stationed in Nevada, Nevada veterans, and their families. This program expands the Nevada Veteran of the Month Award (VOM) by shining a bright light on individuals who, while not serving in uniform, help veterans with no expectation of recognition or award. It also serves to recognize the contributions of organizations who donate their time and energy to improve the life of our veterans. The Veteran of the Month/Veteran Supporter of the Month Ceremonies are a part of Governor Brian Sandoval's pledge to make Nevada "the most veteran and military friendly state in the nation."
NDVS Director Kat Miller said, “So many find the continual presence of the Northern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders at these services to be of comfort.” She added, “The Patriot Guard Riders ensure all of our fallen veterans, including those who are estranged or without family or living relatives, are honored in a way that is deserving. The Patriot Guard Riders make sure no veteran is ever ‘forgotten.”
The ceremony was open to the public and free to attend, as are many events hosted by NDVS. For more information on outreach efforts and available programs for veterans, visit http://www.veterans.nv.gov/, or call (702) 486-3828.
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