Officials, Locals Honor Silver State Veterans

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials and locals gathered at veterans' halls, casinos, and parade routes Monday to pay tribute to members of the armed services.

Crowds gathered in downtown Las Vegas to watch men in crisp uniforms march under American flags. Republican U.S. Senator Dean Heller looked on. Later, Heller was expected to join Governor Brian Sandoval in Boulder City at the Southern Nevada Veterans Home. Sandoval was expected to deliver an afternoon speech.

On Saturday, Heller spoke in Pahrump memorializing Nevada's women veterans.

Towns from Reno to Elko staged their own parades and "fun runs." The Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe held a 5K honoring Nevada's native American veterans.

In Laughlin, the Tropicana Hotel & Casino hosted a weekend festival, complete with a piece of the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall.

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