I was honored to join Governor Brian Sandoval on Veterans Day 2015 for the groundbreaking of the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial. The groundbreaking was a truly inspiring event, saluting those who have sacrificed and given of themselves for freedom and justice across the globe.
Nevada State Bank is proud to support the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial, a world-class monument that will benefit everyone in the community. It will eventually feature 10 larger-than-life statues of service members spanning our nation’s history, plus two large bronze sculptures: one depicting three soldiers rescuing an injured comrade, and the other a family group showing the sacrifices made by those whose loved ones served in the military.
In honor of its 56 years in Nevada, the Bank donated $30,800 to underwrite 56 bricks in the walkway at the memorial. Each brick will honor a service member from Nevada who served in conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan, and who has passed away since Sept. 11, 2001. The brick will be inscribed with the service member’s name, rank, dates of service, and branch of service with its military seal.
It’s my hope that the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial will not only remind visitors of the debt we owe our veterans, but also provide an important educational tool for local school children and families to help bring history to life.
The two-acre memorial will be located on the grounds of the Grant Sawyer State Building north of downtown Las Vegas. The developers plan to hold a dedication ceremony on Memorial Day weekend in 2016, opening it for the public to enjoy.
On behalf of Nevada State Bank’s executive management, I’d like to take this occasion to say, “Thank you for your service” to all veterans. Thank you also to their spouses and families, who made sacrifices so that their loved ones could serve.
For more information on the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial, or to donate, visit http://lasvegasveteransmemorial.org/
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