Sweeping legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, fund improved programs that serve millions of vets nationwide, including roughly 300,000 in Nevada, was signed into law Wednesday by President Donald Trump.
U.S. and other allied troops have joined veterans of the D-Day invasion and families of fallen soldiers to mark 74 years since the massive military operation that changed the course of World War II.
From 10 a.m. to noon Monday, about 75 local veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces between Nov. 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, are expected to participate in a Vietnam Veterans Pinning and Proclamation Ceremony in Henderson.
During the height of the Iraq war, Nevada Assembly candidate Mack Miller deserted his fellow Army soldiers on the frontlines, court documents show.
On Monday afternoon, nearly 50 years since she last saw her first love, Navin sat among at least 300 people gathered at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City to honor and remember those who died serving in the U.S. armed forces.
The sculpture, “Stubby Salutes,” was unveiled Saturday in Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown.
The battle for the Aleutian island was one of the deadliest in the Pacific in terms of the percentage of troops killed. Nearly all the Japanese forces, estimated at about 2,500 soldiers, died with only 28 survivors. About 550 or so U.S. soldiers were killed.
Volunteers from all walks of life came together Saturday to place American flags on more than 28,000 graves at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. A Memorial Day ceremony is set for 1 p.m. Monday.
A Henderson man will throw the first pitch on Memorial Day at the Las Vegas 51s game. The ceremonial pitch will honor the memory of his son, a Marine who was killed in Iraq in 2005.