When “Johnny” came marching home: a Veteran’s tale

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This week the country celebrated Veterans Day 2014. Who are these Americans remaining from WWII, Korea, Vietnam plus the continuing conflict in the Middle East? Over ten million American veterans returned from fighting the ‘War to end all Wars,’ … [Read more...]

Veterans Memorial service goes on despite wind and rain

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The rains came but the scheduled Veterans Memorial Service continued as host veteran and Mayor Al Litman had all attendees pick up their chair and move into the covered area of Veterans Memorial Park. The day’s activities began with Reveille by … [Read more...]

NDVS ROVER Program Schedules Visit to Mesquite tomorrow

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The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) Veterans Outreach “ROVER” Program will visit so veterans and family members will be able to meet with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to learn about benefits and services they may be eligible for but … [Read more...]

Veterans Day Parade gearing up

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This year’s theme, “Our Veterans – Our Heroes,” is sure to bring some colorful floats to Mesquite Boulevard on Saturday, November 1 at 10 a.m. Applications for those wishing to participate. To get involved in this event, please contact, Al Litman, … [Read more...]

Tenth Annual Veterans Health Fair held at Sun City

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Pete Blair named Grand Marshall of Veterans Day Parade “We’re expecting about 200 veterans today,” said Mesquite Veterans Center president Ken Maynard prior to the opening ceremonies. “We have 20 vendors and exhibitors in the building.” … [Read more...]

NDVS ROVER Program Schedules Visit to Mesquite October 7

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The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) Veterans Outreach “ROVER” Program will visit so veterans and family members will be able to meet with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to learn about benefits and services they may be eligible for but … [Read more...]

Community and Honor Guard gather to honor one of Mesquite’s Veterans

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A few weeks ago, local resident and US Army Veteran Bill Strickland was admiring another resident’s flag pole. According to Robert Nielson, Strickland’s wife, Phyllis, told him that Bill “just loves your flag pole. Can you order him a flagpole like … [Read more...]

Disabled American Veterans Host Always Lost Exhibit at National Convention – Las Vegas

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The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) has joined with Western Nevada College arts and humanities exhibition “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” organizers to bring the unique war memorial to Nevada communities. As part of Nevada’s 150th … [Read more...]

ETAs to gather to raise funds this evening at the CasaBlanca Sky Lounge

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A select group of Elvis Tribute Artists will gather tonight in the CasaBlanca Sky Lounge to kick off the fifth annual Elvis Rocks Mesquite while also helping World War II Honor Flight Veterans. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m.  Those attending … [Read more...]

Veterans’ ‘Rover’ here Tuesday

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The Nevada Department of Veterans Services Veterans Outreach “Rover” Program is to visit Mesquite, Tuesday, May 6, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The purpose of the Rover Program is to allow veterans and family members to meet with a Veterans Service Officer … [Read more...]