Vegas-area residents help remember fallen heroes on Memorial Day

Posted at 12:09 PM, May 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-31 15:54:00-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In their footsteps, people gathered in Henderson on Memorial Day morning to honor generations of America's fallen heroes.

The Wear Blue: Run to Remember event was held in the Cadence community in Henderson.

Runners and walkers served as a living memorial for those who paid the ultimate price and participants were given the name of an American service member who died in battle.

"The ones that do know the meaning of Memorial Day do understand how important this is to have this in our community. So, that way we can mourn the loss of everybody as a community," said Michelle Carpenter, Cadence community manager.

Participants were also given a bib to share the names of those service members they were honoring.