LAS VEGAS -- The
city of Las Vegas, in conjunction with Mayor Oscar Goodman, the
Fremont Street Experience and Boyd Gaming Corp., has planned
numerous events during Veterans Day weekend.
coincide with the U.S. Air Forces Aviation Nation Air Show and help
kick off Operation Welcome Home, a national, year-long celebration
to publicly honor and thank the 2.7 million military personnel who
served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War.
From Nov. 10
through 13, a half-scale model of the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be
located at Boyd Gamings Main Street Station property adjacent to
the Fremont Street Experience.
On Nov. 11, more
than 110 entries and floats as well as 2,500 individuals, including
hundreds of Vietnam veterans from almost every U.S. state, are
expected to participate in the citys Veterans Day parade, one of
the largest events of its kind in the U.S.
weekend, the Fremont Street Experience also will host a free
Patriot Party, which will take place under the 1,500-foot Viva
Vision canopy. Headliners include Felix Cavalieres Rascals, who are
scheduled to perform Nov. 11, and the Guess Who, who will take the
stage Nov. 12.
A light show
called Above and Beyond, which is dedicated to veterans, will debut
Nov. 11 on the Viva Vision screen.
of the weekends festivities is Aviation Nation -- the Nellis Air
Force Base-Las Vegas Centennial Air Show -- featuring performances
by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as well as other air and ground
displays on Nov. 13 and 14.
information, visit www.AviationNation.org.
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