2016 Memorial Day Services
The Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe held their Traditional Memorial Day Ceremony honoring all veterans. Flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff for the first half of the day, and then raising to full height from noon to sundown honors the war dead for the morning, and living veterans for the rest of the day. A flag is placed at every veteran’s gravesite by dedicated staff member Steven Stirnemann. Every year there is more community involvement in the effort to clean up their family’s gravesite and the cemetery where a number of veterans were laid to rest. The flowers placed by their loving families, makes our Tribal Cemetery more beautiful every year. This Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 the Tribe traditionally remembers the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. The ceremony began with opening prayer by Rev. Ernie Hooper. Ceremony highlights included keynote remarks made by Chairman Len George who paid tribute and honored those heroes who have died in the service to our nation. They are a symbol of honor, courage and bravery. Secretary Laura Ijames also gave remarks and thanked those who selflessly gave their lives for our country. Followed by a wreath placement, rifle salute, color guard and Elder Ashley George did a closing prayer. After the ceremony refreshments were provided.
WELCOME TO A NEW ELECTION YEAR!!
Election Committee Appointments
The Tribal Election Committee is looking forward to conducting the election process for the 2016 Election. The TEC is currently working hard to ensure that every election is held in a fair and impartial manner. We welcome any questions the community may have, if at any time we are unavailable, community members can contact FBC Secretary Laura Ijames/FBC Designee. Look for our upcoming election newsletters for information on upcoming deadlines and election news!
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