31 October 2020 XLIII
Khamsin Molossia News

Nevada Day is the annual celebration of the admission of Nevada as a state. Nevada was admitted to the Union on 31 October 1864. At that time, the state 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. Nevada's admission as a state helped not only to pay for the War, but ensured a northern majority in Congress afterward. On normal years Nevada Day festivities include the renowned Nevada Day Parade, in which His Excellency, The President, The First Lady and the First Family participate annually. This year, however, there was no parade due to COVID-19 concerns, and annual Nevada Day activities in general were curtailed. Instead a "reverse parade" was held, wherein parade participants were set up static and parade viewers instead drove by. His Excellency chose to be one of those viewers instead of a participant this year and accompanied by the First Lady, drove through the somewhat sparse showing of the reverse parade. The First Couple nevertheless had a good time waving to the participants and were greeted by smiles and waves in return. Subsequently, the President and First Lady drove down Carson Street in Carson City, the usual parade route, waving at passersby, before making a brief stop at the Nevada Governor's Mansion and then returning to Molossia. It was a fairly low key celebration, but enjoyable nevertheless. Hopefully the world will return to normal next year and will include a return of the Nevada Day Parade we all know and love. Until then we look forward to next year's Nevada Day Parade!

Waving at Parade

More Waving!

At the Governor's

Parade Ready.

Greetings from Molossia!

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