Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels is a weekly feature in the Appeal’s Opinion pages in which the Appeal gives Silver Dollars to those who deserve recognition and occasionally a Wooden Nickel to those who deserve criticism.

SILVER DOLLAR: To the 2019 Carson City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class for leading the effort for a Carson City haven for bees which will soon be under construction on the Carson Tahoe Medical Campus above the Cancer Center thanks to donations from Mayor Bob Crowell and many others. Carson City has been recognized as a Bee City USA.

SILVER DOLLAR: To all those involved in honoring Vietnam veterans during ceremonies last weekend in Carson City and Reno and to all those who have sacrificed for this country, including Vietnam veterans. And to all those who have made the $2.2 million Nevada Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Sparks Marina honoring more than 800 Nevadans who lost their lives in the nation’s wars since the 1864 statehood a reality. Ground was broken on the memorial last weekend. It marks the latest memorial dedicated to Nevada’s heroes. The Battle Born Memorial, which also presents the names of the state’s fallen military men and women, was dedicated in November in Carson City, and the first step to having a Gold Star Memorial at the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home in Sparks occurred in December with the pouring of a concrete foundation.


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