• Jan 19, 2019
  • 12:47 PM

Special Veterans Day Event Will Commemorate WWI Veterans

You won’t want to miss a special Veterans Day event at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, Nevada! The Nevada Department of Veterans Services will host a day-long event to honor and remember the service and sacrifice of WWI veterans.

This year, 2018, marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended WWI on the 11th month on the 11th day at the 11th hour. Nevada was a young state in 1918. Thousands of Nevada soldiers were sent to fight “over there.” Sadly, 195 of them never made it home.

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a book signing inside the home in partnership with Henderson Barnes and Noble. Author, historian and public speaker Patrick K. O’Donnell will sign his most recent work, “The Untold Story of American’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home.” His latest book was released in May of this year to great reviews!

The WWI Commemorative Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. in front of the home with Governor Brian Sandoval and O’Donnell serving as the keynote speakers.

The day will also include a keepsake program with your own commemorative WWI pin.  There will be WWI memorabilia displays, a “cantina,” WWI costumes and period music, along with special entertainment and other surprises.

For more on the 100th Anniversary of WWI, go here: https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php