Honoring Our Heroes This Memorial Weekend

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Virginia City and Parades Go Hand-in-Hand

But how do you throw a parade during the age of social distancing and with many COVID-19 restrictions still in place? Easy. What is traditionally one of our largest parades, the Memorial Day Parade, will become a cruise honoring our country’s fallen heroes.

While no one will be allowed to congregate along the boardwalk, everyone is encouraged to drive to Virginia City and participate in the cruise displaying their American pride and showing patriotic colors for all to see. The cruise starts at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Parades are a big part of what we do here on the Comstock and we didn’t like the idea of not having a Memorial Day parade. Honoring those that gave the biggest sacrifice in the name of our freedom should never be put on hold or postponed. This cruise format, which is open to everyone, allows us to remember what really matters most. Something we could all use during these times.

Participants are encouraged to support our local shops and restaurants who have had to shutter their regular operations since March 18. To see a list of currently operating businesses, click here. Here you’ll find a complete list of businesses and direct links to restaurant menus to order grab-and-go in advance or after the cruise.

The cruise begins at 12 p.m. If you’d like to participate, line up starts at the Fourth Ward School, located at the junction of U.S. Routes 342 and 341 at C Street, and decorations are encouraged. No walking groups, spectators and passing out of candy is allowed.

For more information, call the Visitors Center at 775-847-7500.

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