Laughlin Buzz

Nov 6, 2014

Veteran's Day in Laughlin, Nevada

Laughlin, NV  - Veterans Day Events and Activities

In addition to several different events or activities to honor our Veteran's the big deal this weekend is the Saturday night Tim McGraw concert at the Laughlin Event Center.

Veterans Traveling Wall returns to Laughlin

Arrival, Escort and Welcome
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Traveling Wall will be on display for the second year in a row in Laughlin.

Go here to see more pictures of the wall from last year's visit to Laughlin 

This Tropicana Laughlin is once again hosting the exhibit in their North Parking Lot on Saturday November 8th through 11th.   The Wall is expected to arrive at the Tropicana following an official escort which begins at the American Legion Post #60 on Bruce Woodbury Drive in Laughlin on Friday, November 7th at 3PM, After it arrives at the Topicana tt will be welcomed by Rick Yuhas, general manager of the Tropicana Laughlin.  Set up for viewing will begin.

Viewing the Wall
 Public viewing will be open 24 hours a day after the set up is complete.  Viewing is expected to be available starting approximately at noon on Saturday, November 8th.

The wall is 360 feet in length and 8 feet tall.  All  53,253 names as inscribed on the original wall in Washington, D.C. are present. The names are located by panel and line number.  Etchings of names can be made with a wall rubbing sheet available to make the etching on. There will be a book available that lists the names in alphabetical order giving the panel and line number for each one.   Volunteers will be available to help visitors find names in the locator book. The Tropicana will also have a computer set up by the players club in their Casino so guests can look up names on the wall electronically.

Officials with the Traveling Wall have said the purpose of the wall is not to glorify war, but to show, honor, pay respect, and give remembrance to those that protect and defend the way of life that so many people now take for granted.

Veteran's Day Ceremonies and Events in Laughlin

Sunrise Service - Saturday, November 8th
The annual Sunrise Service honoring veterans will once again be held on the Riverwalk behind the Pioneer Casino.  This service will begin at 8 am. and will include presentation of colors by Post 60 veterans. Laughlin Constable Jordan Ross will leading the Pledge of Allegiance and give comments. An invocation will be given by Father Charlie Urnick of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Patriotic music performed by Norma Jean and George.

Sunrise Service 3013
The event will also include a 21-gun salute by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Honor Guard and Taps, performed by Post 60 Bugler Chuck Minerman,  The Pioneer will be giving Veterans a free breakfast buffet that day; price for non-veterans is $5.  Individuals with military ID's can also get a free baseball caps at the Pioneer Players Club booth (one per member, while supplies last). 

See pictures and video from last year's Sunrise Service Here

Update: Nov 9th.  See this year's Sunrise Service pics and video clip here

Avenue of Flags - Veteran's Day in Laughlin

Veterans Day ceremony
The annual Veterans Day ceremony presented by American Legion Post 60 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 243 takes place at Riverside Fisherman’s Access Park at 11 am on Tuesday, November 11th.  This park is located next to the Riverside just before the bridge to Arizona.  The ceremony will feature readings of the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest winners. Following the ceremony a a free lunch will be held at the Amerian Legion Post at 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive in Laughlin.

Veterans Day Parade 2013

Tri City Veterans Day Parade

Bullhead City, AZ hosts the Tri City Veterans Day Parade, conducted by the Colorado River Chapter of the 1st Marine Division Association.  The parade will begin at 10 am. Saturday, November 8th. The route is starts on Miracle Mile at the Riverview Mall and ends at Marble Canyon Drive.
A free post-parade party (open to the public) will be held at Mohave Shrine Club, 2580 Miracle Mile. Food will be available for purchase.  

See more pictures from the 2013 Veterans Day Parade Here

Lee Greenwood - Laughlin Veterans Day Festival 2012

In the past couple of years there was always a Veteran's Day Festival at the large parking lot between the Golden Nugget and the Laughlin River Lodge (fomerly, the River Palms).   This year no event is scheduled.  However, there are a couple festivals taking place where you can enjoy music, food and your favorite beverage.

Freedom Festival
The Laughlin Freedom Festival is being presented by the Edgewater and Colorado Belle This will feature live country/rock music on the Loading Dock Stage,  Plus All-American food and varieties of beer   The fest is Friday from 3-9 pm  Saturday 2-9 pm Sunday noon-7 p.m
Live entertainment and music is free; food/beverages are available for purchase.
Veterans with military IDs will receive half-price meals in the Grand Buffet on Veterans Day and half price on Pints Sweet 16 dinners on Tuesday, November 11th.

Victory Plaza Food Fests and Live Entertainment
In addition to hosting the Traveling Wall the Tropicana Laughlin will be holding outdoor food fests at Victory Plaza on Sunday (Nov. 9th) and Tuesday (Nov. 11th) from 3-7 pm.  The fest will feature a pig roast with sides of corn-on-the-cob, cole slaw, corn muffin and strawberry shortcake  Free live entertainment and a cash bar will be available at Victory Plaza.  This will feature The Bob Gulley Band  on Sunday, Nov 9th from 2:30 pm.-6:30 pm.) and The Voodoo Cowboys on Tuesday, Nov. Nov 11th from 3-7pm.  The music is free; food is $10.99, or get one meal free with 500 points earned on your TropAdvantage Club  On Tuesday, Veterans Day, U.S. vets and a guest will receive complimentary food fest dinners, Veterans must  have a Trop Advantage Veterans players card, Those who do not must sign up by Nov. 6, to be eligible for the free dinner.

Thank you to all Veterans for your service! 

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