Governor Sisolak gives moving speech at the Boulder City Veterans Day Ceremony

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BOULDER CITY (KLAS) — The Nevada Department of Veterans Services held its 2019 Veterans Day ceremony on Monday at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home.

The special event was well-attended with Governor Steve Sisolak present and made an emotional tribute to those who serve or have served in the military.

Service men and women from several generations were honored, some served in WWII and Vietnam, others are still fighting the on-going war on terror.

Governor Steve Sisolak took the time to thank them and their families for what they’ve sacrificed as well as those who enver made it back home.

At the end of his remarks he got emotional talking about a letter a 15-year-old wrote and handed it downtown to Veterans

Here’s part of what it said, “find something beautiful in your life every day, you can always find light through the darkness, even on the worst days, never forget you are my hero.”

Gov. Sisolak also announced the renovation of the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, he’s calling for improved safety for staff and beds as well as better AC and more comfortable beds.

The Governor also said he’s working on a project to locate every veteran memorial across the state and hopes to create a GPS database of these fallen soldiers.

Sisolak hopes that in doing so it will allow Nevadans to learn more about those who fought for this country.

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