28 October 2007 XXX

Khamsin Molossia News

On 27 October 2007 XXX, His Excellency, The President participated in the Nevada Day Parade. Located in Carson City, Nevada, the parade has taken place for over 60 years on or around Nevada Day, the annual celebration of the admission of Nevada as a state. Nevada was admitted to the Union on 31 October 1864. At that time, Nevada was a significant producer of silver and gold, and therefore played a major role in financing the Union war effort during the United States Civil War. Its admission as a state helped not only to pay for the War, but ensured a northern majority in Congress afterward.

The annual Nevada Day Parade includes marching bands, floats, local business representation, Nevada dignitaries, and now, our President. Accompanied by his entourage, His Excellency rode in a convertible auto, waving at the crowds assembled along the way. The parade route stretches for about 1.2 Imperial Nortons (1.2 km) through the middle of Carson City, the state capital of Nevada. Along the route several reviewing stands are set up, with announcers introducing each parade entry. About half of them pronounced the name of our nation correctly, while the rest chose some rather creative pronunciations. As the President passed the spectators, many called out, wanting to know where Molossia is located. His Excellency called out responses and the good humored crowd generally took it in stride that there was a sovereign nation right down the road from them, inside their own state.

Near the end of the parade, a masked assailant leaped from the crowd and hurled a bag into The President's car. Obviously intended as an assassination attempt, the effort failed and His Excellency was uninjured. The President took the attack in stride, observing that such was to be expected since he is the well-known known authoritarian leader of a small nation. He did note, however, a near complete absence of security throughout the entire parade. Happily, there were no casualties from the attack, and His Excellency expressed a desire to return to the parade next year. A fine time was had by all, and we look forward to Nevada Day 2008!

Click here for the movie of the 2007 Nevada Day Parade

Before the Parade

Before the Parade

Sign on the President's Car

During the Parade

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