Today is Election Day and I was able to vote! And I did! It was such an exciting feeling to be able to vote. I felt like I once again had another reason to be here - to be able to "voice" my opinion and to be "heard."
I remember how important elections, and voting, were to my parents from the time I was very young. My mom always made sure she worked at the local polling booth as a Poll Worker back in Indiana in the 1960's and 1970's (when I was in school there). And once they moved from Indiana to Las Vegas they remained staunch supporters of their voting rights. Both my mom and dad made it very clear to me that voting was my privilege and honor and should never be taken for granted or given up.
Both my mom and my dad were so very PROUD TO BE AMERICAN. They both served in World War 2, and because of that they both have the privilege and honor of being buried at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery (SNVMC). For information regarding the SNVMC, please check them out online. The SNSVC is located in Boulder City, NV, which is approximately 26 miles from Las Vegas. The cemetery is located on 79 acres of land owned and maintained by the State of NV. The grounds are serene, peaceful and immaculately maintained. The cemetery serves as a place of rest and reflection where eligible veterans, their spouses and eligible dependents are remembered and honored. Typically a spouse has to share a headstone with her (or his) spouse, but because my mom was also a former veteran, she has her own headstone! Again, the cemetery is beautiful and peaceful, and it is a place where I liked to hang out with my dad and mom when I needed time to really be with them again. And I know of a few friends' parents who have been laid to rest there and they (my friends) feel the same way I do. It's comforting - very comforting...
The cemetery is responsible for verifying eligibility and should be contacted directly for specifics by calling 702-486-5920.
God Bless , Peg
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ―Maya Angelou