February 2019 Veteran of the Month


By: Megan Way | Photos by: Su Phelps and Lawrence Oravetz
On Friday, February 8th, Blake Boles received the honor of being awarded the Veteran of the Month by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) at the Grant Sawyer Building. Craig Road Pet Cemetery along with Wadley Construction Inc. (CTC Crushing) share the honor of being named Veterans Supporter of the Month.
Boles has a long history of selflessly serving veterans over the years in a number of ways. He is the Founder and President of “Battle Buddies of America,” a nonprofit that strives to help veterans suffering with PTSD. He’s served on the North Las Vegas Veterans Community Council, been a case worker for Nevada’s Congressional District 3, assisted in shaping federal legislation benefitting veterans and more.
Kym Fiegl and the staff at the Craig Road Pet Cemetery are to be commended for their support and hard work at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Bill Mulligan and his crew at CTC Crushing, owned by William Wadley, have been extremely helpful to the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery over the past 8 years. They also properly dispose of retired American flags. Both recipients of the Veteran Supporter of the Month are very deserving of this honor.
About Veteran and Veteran Supporter of the Month:
The Veteran of the Month award recognizes Nevada veterans who contribute their time and energy to support veterans, their communities and/or the military.
“Men and women across Nevada who have made a significant contribution will have achieved excellence by going above and beyond the call of duty,” stated Governor Sandoval in his presentation. “It will be an opportunity for all of us to shine a bright light on the work veterans continue to do for our nation.”
The Veteran Supporter of the Month Award recognizes both active organizations and non-veteran Nevada community members that provide exceptional support to military stationed in Nevada, Nevada veterans, and their families.
This program expands the Nevada Veteran of the Month Award (VOM) by shining a bright light on individuals who, while not serving in uniform, help veterans with no expectation of recognition or award.  It also serves to recognize the contributions of organizations who donate their time and energy to improve the life of our veterans.