Today’s Memorial Day Ceremony at The Lakes (Las Vegas)
There were flags. There were speeches. There were songs.
There were men in uniform. There were women in uniform. There were even children in uniform.
A few hundred people attended today’s Memorial Day ceremony, a solemn occasion that’s become annual tradition here in our neighborhood in The Lakes section of Las Vegas.
Most moving of all were the veterans who proudly stood before us and made speeches in which they remembered their fallen comrades — in Korea, in Vietnam, in the Middle East. Indeed, today was (and is) a time to reflect upon and commemorate the ultimate sacrifices of all those whose voices have become faint echoes and distant memories, now entombed with the earth. We need not have known the fallen to honor them.
Sincere thanks to The Lakes community association, organizers, attendees, musicians, Congressman Joe Heck (who attended and gave a moving speech) — and most of all, the veterans.