Military services were conducted for veterans whose remains were unaccompanied in February and March for internment at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.
Military services were conducted for veterans whose remains were unaccompanied in February and March for internment at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.
FERNLEY — A number of veterans have recently been remembered for their service to the United States in two separate military ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Monthly military service recognizes veterans who remains were unaccompanied. The Nevada Veterans Coalition conducted ceremonies in February and March.

Sharon Serenko, a member of the Nevada Veterans Coalition who narrates the ceremony, said it’s a time of remembrance for the veterans. She said the military service provides a closure each veteran deserves and shows gratitude knowing their honors have been earned.

 The NVC conducts a monthly service for unaccompanied remains normally on the fourth Thursday of each month unless there’s a conflict with another observance such as Wreaths Across America in December.

At each unaccompanied service, members of the Patriot Guard Riders open the ceremony with a march from the columbarium wall to the pavilion, each member carrying a U.S. flag. The NVC provides the buglers and honor guard, while  the Nevada Army National Guard refolds the flag and presents it to an attendee.