On 28 October 2017 XL, His Excellency, The President, The First Lady and the First Family participated in the annual Nevada Day Parade event. Located in Carson City, Nevada, this was the 79th occasion of the parade, which takes place 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, 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.
The annual Nevada Day Parade includes marching bands, floats, local business representation, Nevada dignitaries, and of course Our President and the First Family. On this eleventh Molossian appearance in the parade were The President, the First Lady, the Chief Constable, First Son Nathan and his lady Sydney. Prior to the parade, His Excellency and the Chief Constable met with several Nevada dignitaries, including Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Senator Dean Heller, State Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, State Senator James Settlemeyer, and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt, who rather snubbed The President. With the exception of Laxalt, all of these distinguished individuals knew about Molossia, which speaks well for our nation.
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 years go by the announcers get better and at pronouncing the name of our nation correctly. 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. At one point a coterie of sign-waving fans of Molossia excitedly greeted The President and First Family, stopping the parade for a photo op - a wonderful experience for all! Eventually the parade ended, The First Family adjourned to the annual chili feed and then returned to Molossia. A fine time was had by all and as always we all look forward to next year's Nevada Day Parade.
The President Gets a Big Head.
On The Parade Route.