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Honoring Southern Nevada's fallen heroes

Posted at 6:34 AM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 11:46:13-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Memorial Day is a time for us to pause and reflect on those who paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom.

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13 Action News Reporter Kelsey McFarland is at Lorenzi Park, near Washington Avenue and Valley View Boulevard, where a Las Vegas valley group plans to create a patriotic backdrop for this solemn day.

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Across the Country, Americans are honoring their fallen service members.

In Washington D.C., the Old Guard placed American flags on more than 228,000 grave sites at both Arlington National Cemetery and the Airman's Home National Ceremony.

"I have friends and family that are buried here," said 1st. Sgt. John Walker. "It means a lot to know that I'm part of the unit that was able to honor them in the end."

Hundreds of flags were placed at the grave sites of Nevada's fallen heroes at the Southern Nevada Veteran's Memorial in Boulder City Sunday.

The tradition of Flags In has been around since 1948, but it's the first tie the Nevada Garden Club is participating.

"The only reason we have a United States of America is because we have an armed forces that fought for us, died for us, given us our freedom," said Judy Stebbins, a member of the Nevada Garden Club.

The group placed hundreds of American flags though Lorenzi Park in Las Vegas and Silver Springs Park in Henderson- a patriotic display to honor Nevada's fallen soldiers.

"People can walk there and remember and think about what it means to them. It'll be a beautiful display of our patriotism," said Stebbins.