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Nye County, Nevada, is home to a remarkable initiative that pays tribute to the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. The Veterans Banner Program, a symbol of gratitude and respect, has captured the hearts of the community by recognizing the unwavering commitment and valor displayed by these individuals.

At the forefront of this noble endeavor is Commissioner Butch Borasky, whose retirement from the county commission in December 2017 did not signal an end to his dedication to public service. Instead, it marked the beginning of a new mission, one that would honor the county’s veterans in a truly special way.

The Veterans Banner Program was conceived as a means to honor not only the county’s past and present service members but also to inspire future generations to serve their country with dedication and courage. These banners, proudly displaying the names and photographs of selected veterans, serve as a constant reminder of the sacrifices made by these individuals and the gratitude owed to them.

In addition to banners honoring veterans, the program also extends its recognition to those who were labeled “Missing in Action/POW,” ensuring that the memory and plight of these heroes are never forgotten. Moreover, the program dedicates a special section to “Nye County Honors Our Heroes,” celebrating those who have gone above and beyond in their service to the community.

For those wishing to nominate a veteran for this prestigious honor, the application process is straightforward. Nye County will be accepting applications for the Veterans Banner Program until December 1, 2023, at 5 p.m. To qualify, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. The honoree must be a present or past member of the United States Armed Forces.
  2. The honoree must be a current, former resident, or a deceased resident within Nye County.
  3. The honoree’s discharge from military service must not be dishonorable.
  4. The applicant must be either the honoree or the closest living relative to the honoree.

Applications can be picked up at the Nye County Administration Offices, located at 2100 E. Walt Williams Dr., Suite 100, Pahrump, NV, and 101 Radar Rd., Tonopah, NV. Alternatively, they can be downloaded from the official Nye County website at by clicking on the banner at the top of the page.

Applicants are required to submit their applications along with supporting documentation and a photo to a Nye County Administration Office or via email to by the specified deadline. It is important to note that Nye County reserves the right to select which nominees will be included in the program.

The Veterans Banner Program stands as a testament to the deep appreciation and respect that Nye County holds for its veterans and those who have made extraordinary contributions to their community. Through this program, their stories will continue to be told, and their sacrifices will be forever remembered.