Dear Editor,

On May 30, Memorial Day, I had the honor of conducting our annual ceremony at Mesquite’s Veterans Park. In the eight years I have held this ceremony, I cannot remember such a large turnout to honor those lost in service to our country.

I would like to thank all those who turned out and those who assisted me in making this such an important event in Mesquite.

I’ll start at the beginning with the Virgin Valley Mortuary, Nick Montoya, the Mesquite Veterans Center, Rita Hermie and the Sun City Sounds, Dennis Hangey, Ron Bird, the Virgin Valley Honor Guard led by Tony Hardway, John Dearing, Chris Edwards, Barbara Ellestad, Congressman Cresent Hardy’s staff, Harold Straley, Chuck Thompson, Chief Of Police Troy Tanner, Fire Chief Kash Christopher and the police and firemen who gave of their time.

I’m sure I missed someone and for that I apologize in advance.

Mayor Al Litman

Mesquite, NV