Unveiling of Korean War Veterans Memorial in Boulder City scheduled

Posted at 4:19 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 19:21:55-05

The new Korean War Veterans Memorial to be unveiled at dedication ceremony on March 3 at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

There are 9,125 Korean war veterans resting at the cemetery.

The memorial will feature a 7,220-pound monument, resting benches, brickwork and walkway. The ceremony will include Taps, Color Guard, special guest speaker Kim Wan Joong, Counsel General of the Republic of Korea. The featured portion of the ceremony will be the reading of the names of 37 service members from the State of Nevada who paid the ultimate price for their country, and the laying of the memorial wreath on the memorial monument. KWVA Commander Johnson will officiate over the ceremony.

Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located at 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89002. 

The dedication will be held on Mar. 3, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held outdoors with seating for 300 guests, rain or shine, and restrooms are nearby. Handicap parking is available, and wheelchair and handicap seating assistance is also available.

Many of the 9,125 Korean War Veterans and 37 Nevada Service Members resting at the cemetery where not recognized for their individual service and many more were never welcomed home from the Korean War. This Memorial recognizes that they are not forgotten.