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Veterans Honored in Boulder City Ceremony

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LAS VEGAS -- Men and women who served our country in uniform were honored Monday for Veterans Day.

One of the country's biggest Veterans Day parades took place in downtown Las Vegas Monday morning and Monday afternoon a moving ceremony honored America's heroes at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City.

Nevada is home to roughly 300,000 veterans and Arthur Monetti, who is nearly 90 years old, is one of them.

"It all started when Pearl Harbor broke out, and the draft went into effect, and we all signed up and went into the service," Monetti said.

His service in World War II took him to many places including to the beaches of Normandy. Monetti is part of the greatest generation, who fought because it was the right thing to do.

"What can you say? War is war. We have a lot of bad memories, we put them aside. We did what we had to do for our country," Monetti said.

The patriotic ceremony at the Nevada State Veterans Home honored America's heroes, who served in the armed forces in conflicts from World War II to the war on terror.

Governor Brian Sandoval was a keynote speaker.

"It was a real privilege to be able to speak on behalf of all Nevadans and show our appreciation in how much we cherish our veterans. It is my goal to be the most veteran-friendly state in the country," Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Their service took them into the cross hairs of danger, but they still fought for freedom.

For their bravery and commitment to country, the least the country can do is say thank you.

"Just take this time out of your busy day or your barbecue or whatever you're going to do this day, to remember those who are serving and those who have served," Commander Randy Kintner, VFW Post 36 in Boulder City, said.

Veterans like Arthur Monetti and their dedication to America, cannot be forgotten.

"I'm really proud to be here today, and it has been an honor to serve our country," Monetti said.

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