Veterans Memorial Wall

Eligibility

There are six categories under which Veterans of the United States Military may be honored on the Henderson Veterans Memorial Wall:

  • Deceased Veterans
  • Vietnam Veterans
  • Persian Gulf War Veterans
  • Global War on Terror Veterans
  • Veterans Killed in Action
  • Veterans who earned the Purple Heart Medal

A Veteran's name will only be placed in a single location.

Veterans Memorial Wall Eligibility

Deceased Veterans Panel

The Veteran must be deceased AND the Veteran must have been a Henderson resident prior to 1980 OR must have been a Henderson resident during their time of service.

Vietnam War Panel

The Veteran must have been a Henderson resident at the time of their service during the Vietnam War. 

Persian Gulf War Panel

Dedicated on November 2, 2019, these Memorial Wall panels pay tribute to those Veterans that were Henderson residents during their service in the Persian Gulf War. It is a lasting tribute to those that served our nation in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Desert Sabre. 

Global War on Terror Panel

Dedicated on November 2, 2019, these Veterans Memorial Wall panels pay tribute to those Veterans that were Henderson residents during their service in the Global War on Terror. It is a lasting tribute to those that served our nation in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. 

Killed in Action Panel

The Veteran must have been killed in action or have died as a result of enemy action, including acts of terrorism and the Veteran must have been a Henderson resident after 1980 OR must have been a Henderson resident during their time of service.

Purple Heart Panel

The Veteran must have received a Purple Heart Medal AND the Veteran must have been a Henderson resident during their time of service.

Proof of Eligibility

  • DD Form 214 ( Report of Separation)
  • Proof of residency (DD214 can also serve as proof of residency)

Obtaining DD-214 or Separation Papers

If a Veteran's DD-214 or official separation papers have been lost or destroyed, these records can be obtained directly from the VA on their official website at https://www.va.gov/records/get-military-service-records/

Should you require assistance in obtaining a DD-214 or other service records, you may visit the VA facilities in Southern Nevada including the following locations:

  • Henderson Vet Center
    400 N Stephanie Street, Suite 180
    Henderson, NV 89014
    702-791-9100
  • VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Southeast Clinic
    1020 S Boulder Highway
    Henderson, NV 89015
    702-791-9030
  • VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Hospital
    6900 N Pecos Road
    North Las Vegas, NV 89086
    702-791-9000

Annual Recognition

The City of Henderson annually conducts a formal Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Wall on a Saturday preceding Veterans Day (November 11). This ceremony pays tribute to Henderson Veterans and the sacrifices they have made to protect the freedoms we cherish. In order for a Veteran’s name to be included on an appropriate panel of the Wall, the Veteran’s name and the documentation required for eligibility verification must be submitted to the City by September 25 of each year, allowing time for evaluation, approval and the engraving of names on Wall panels prior to the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

Requesting Addition of a Veteran's Name

For those who would like to be considered, or have someone else considered for inclusion on the Henderson Veterans Memorial Wall based upon the eligibility criteria described above, please complete the Veterans Memorial Wall Request Form and email it to Lisa Keim at  Veterans_COH@cityofhenderson.com. Include the following:

  • Name of the Veteran as it should be engraved
  • Panel location requested
  • Proof of eligibility
    Note: for security purposes, please ensure that Social Security Number is redacted
  • Your name; address including city, state and zip code; telephone number(s) and email

Should you require additional information or clarification, you may also contact Lisa Keim, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and Council, by calling 702-267-2406.