Nevada Day is an important holiday in the State of Nevada, celebrating the state's admission to the Union on 31 October 1864. The annual holiday is held on the last Friday of each October and the days surrounding it are filled with Nevada-centric activities. As Molossia is located within and surrounded by the state and because we are of course Nevadans as well as Molossians, we always join in to the celebrations. This year was a very special one, as 2014 is the 150th anniversary of Nevada's statehood. Festivities began on the evening of 28 October as The President, First Lady, First Daughter Kaylin and her beau Nick attended the fourth annual Governor's Banquet, held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. The evenings activities included dinner, speakers expounding on the greatness of the Silver State, an auction and of course a meet and greet with Nevada's Governor, Brian Sandoval. In addition to meeting the Governor, His Excellency and The First Lady were themselves the center of attention, being somewhat well-known local celebrities. It was an excellent evening and a fine time was had by all.
Saturday, 1 November was the day of the annual Nevada Day Parade, an event in which The President and First Family participate every year. The day began with a pancake breakfast at the Nevada Governor's Mansion, after which The First Family gathered to appear in the parade. Included were The President, The First Lady, First Daughter Alexis, First Daughter Kaylin and M. Nick, future First Son-In-Law. On this eighth appearance in the parade, His Excellency and the First Family rode in a maroon convertible. 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. As the President passed the spectators, many called out, wanting to know where Molossia is located. His Excellency and the First Lady responded 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. Afterward, the First Family attended an annual chili feed in Carson City, where they were approached for photo-ops with several fans of our nation. This wrapped up the day. A fine time was had by all and we all look forward to next year's Nevada Day weekend!
At The Governor's Banquet.
The President, First Lady and First Daughter with
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.