Thousands of spectators lined Fourth Street, applauding as roughly 5,000 participants in nearly 100 parade groups made their way down the street in the two-hour parade.
American Legion Post 10 is pursuing an ambitious plan to play a role in tackling the city’s homelessness, with an emphasis on veterans and families.
Nine veterans will be recognized for their service this weekend in annual fundraising ceremony in Henderson.
The Operation Care Package drive, a collaboration among the Las Vegas United Service Organization, Nellis Air Force Base and the Right Lawyers, will continue through Nov. 10.
Seaman 2nd Class Moyses Alfonso Martinez was laid to rest this month in Las Vegas, a city he may never have visited before his short life ended more than 75 years ago.
Ex-Green Beret Mark Christianson, 67, recently received the device, which allows him to walk by supporting part of his weight and helping him move his legs, through the VA.
The 27-year Air Force veteran, a resident of Las Vegas for more than 30 years, died on Sept. 16 in Illinois at the age of 90.
The two were part of the first group of U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers sent to Afghanistan less than a month after 9/11, where they secretly entered the country on horseback.
Brig. Gen. William Burks, 65, who led both the reserve forces for 10 years, handed over the title of adjutant general to Brig. Gen. Ondra Berry, 60, Saturday in Reno.
While many newly renovated units at the complex will be reserved for veterans, the city of Las Vegas will lease 10 units to help those transitioning out of homelessness.