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Unveiling of a new memorial to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Galaxy plane crash.
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Nancy Leuenhagen
MA 15-003

Reno, Nevada. Jan. 20, 2015. Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space is hosting a rededication ceremony for victims of the Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 plane crash on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

Media and the public are invited to attend the unveiling of the new memorial for the passengers that were onboard that plane when it crashed on Jan. 21, 1985. The previous memorial plaque was stolen in 2013. The new plaque will be unveiled at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21.

“I am so happy that we are replacing this plaque in honor of the victims of Galaxy Airlines Flight 203,” said Vice Chair Kitty Jung, Distrct 3. “This is a great memorial in a beautiful park that people can come and pay their respects.”

What: Rededication ceremony for victims of the Galaxy plane crash

Where: Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

When: 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

Background info: Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 crashed moments after taking off on Jan. 21, 1985. All but one of the 71 people onboard died. The plane left the Reno-Cannon International Airport and crashed a little more than a mile into flight.