Henderson to Honor Those Who Have Served at Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
Two New Panels Make Public Debut
October 16, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT DEBRA HASKELL, (702) 267-4035
– The City of Henderson is proud to honor those who have served our nation in the armed forces at its annual Veterans Day Ceremony starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Downtown Henderson at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Mayor Debra March and members of the City Council, joined by the Basic High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC and local veterans groups, will honor those who have fought for the United States of America.
“On Veterans Day we offer our heartfelt thanks for the service that our veterans have rendered to our nation,” said Mayor Debra March. “We honor the sacrifices that members of the armed forces and their families have made to protect and defend the freedoms we enjoy. Henderson was born in defense of our country, and we maintain a special place in our hearts for our veterans.”
This year the City has created two new panels for the Henderson Veterans Memorial Wall, one for veterans of the Persian Gulf War (including Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Sabre), and one for veterans of the Global War on Terror (including Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn). Eligibility requirements for these new panels as well as a downloadable application form can be found on the City’s website at https://www.cityofhenderson.com/veterans-memorial-wall/eligibility.
The program will include the singing of the National Anthem by Coronado High School Choir member Brooke Dougherty, presentation of colors and the keynote address by Municipal Court Judge Mark Stevens, who served in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 to 1994 as captain, company commander and judge advocate defense attorney (JAG). The reading of local veterans’ names that will be added to the Henderson Veterans Memorial Wall will follow. The Henderson Symphony Orchestra will close the ceremony with a performance of a special musical tribute to the armed forces.
Dedicated in 1994, the Veterans Memorial Wall honors Henderson veterans who have served their country. The wall honors various generations of service men and women whose names adorn the memorial’s panels.
For more information about the Veterans Memorial Wall and the Veterans Day Ceremony, visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2050. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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