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Las Vegas celebrates Patriot Day

Posted at 2:03 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 10:57:25-04
Patriot Day honors those who fought to keep us safe in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Here's how the Las Vegas valley and other communities are giving back to our armed forces and first responders.
On Sept. 11, the Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association invites fellow firefighters, policemen, neighbors, politicians, and supporters to join them in marching at retired FDNY firefighter Mike Tomko’s Annual Las Vegas September 11th Firefighter Tribute and Procession in Downtown Las Vegas. The first 403 guests to arrive will be gifted with an American flag (donated by various Downtown businesses) to hold during the procession to represent the 343 FDNY firefighters, 37 Port Authority Police Department officers, and 23 officers from NYPD who lost their lives during the dreadful September 11th attacks. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. 
First responders and military personnel are eligible for a special two-for-one ticket offer during Cherry Boom Boom's preview period of Thursday, Sept. 14 through Monday, Sept. 19.
Extreme Vegas LV is organizing the event where the flag will be carried for 24 hours (6 p.m. Sept 10 to 6 p.m. Sept. 11) on the trail from Bruce Trent Park to Kellogg Zaher Park.
Mix 94.1 and The Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation are teaming up on Sept. 7 from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to collect munchies for service members stationed overseas. Donors can drop off nonperishable foodstuffs at Sam's Club at 1910 East Serene Avenue and 8080 West Tropical Parkway
On Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Craig Ranch Regional Park, current and past military members and first responders will receive free lunches as part of a special Thank You Celebration. The event will also feature a variety of vendors, food trucks, and live music performances.
Police, fire, EMT and active and retired military personnel will receive free admission to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament grounds on Nov. 3-6. Military members and their families can also enjoy the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost, which offers thrilling views of the competition and complimentary food and beverages.
Proceeds from the dinner on Sept. 21 at Treasure Island support the three-year, multimillion dollar fundraising effort to build the Veterans Memorial Plaza, honoring fallen soldiers in Nevada. The featured speaker for the dinner is Nevada hero Tim Hall, a United States Army veteran. 
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is offering free tickets to any performance on September 6, 7, 22, and 23. Plays include Henry V, Much Ado about Nothing, and The Three Musketeers in the new outdoor Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre and Julius Caesar and Murder for Two in the Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre.
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