PHOTOS: Nevadans honor veterans with wreaths across America in Boulder City | News
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Nevadans paid tribute to deceased veterans and those serving in Boulder City on Saturday, laying thousands of wreaths at gravesites at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
About 1,500 volunteers organized by the Civil Air Patrol 802nd Squadron laid nearly 6,984 wreaths at graves Saturday morning in southern Nevada. In the northern part of the state in Fernley, 1,000 volunteers from the Nevada Veterans Coalition participated, according to a spokesperson for the Nevada Veterans Services on Saturday.
The tribute to Boulder City was one of 3,100 across the country today for Wreaths Across America. In total, over 2 million volunteers have taken part in the 30-year-old holiday tradition.
“Our goal for next year is to reach 10,000 crowns,” said Terri Hendry, spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.
Anyone can help Nevada reach its 2022 goal by donating at the following link:
For every two crowns purchased or sponsored, SNVMC will receive a third free crown, Hendry said.
To see more photos of the wreaths across America in Boulder City, click on the arrows in the right corner of the photo at the top of this article.