Each year city leaders are joined by those who have served our country, those who continue the fight, and families and friends of veterans and those soldiers currently serving our country to celebrate the lives and actions of our military personnel in protecting this great nation.
Veterans are honored at Veterans Day ceremonies at the Henderson Veterans Memorial Wall adjacent to City Hall. The event includes a presentation of the colors by the Basic High School Marine Corps JROTC, a special musical tribute, and the traditional placement of a memorial wreath at the base of the wall by the American War Mothers, a group of mothers and wives of war veterans. In addition, one of the most moving portions of the event is the reading of the names, commemorating Henderson veterans recently deceased. The names are etched onto the black marble wall to memorialize their contributions in keeping our nation free.
Blue Star Mothers - Holiday Stockings
The City of Henderson is partnering with the Blue Star Mothers to assemble and send holiday stockings to military personnel who are deployed overseas.
The Blue Star Mothers, local businesses and city employees are collecting a list of supplies with the goal to stuff 1,200 holiday stockings with the comforts of home. Collection boxes will be placed throughout Henderson City Hall, recreation centers and with local businesses in the Water Street District. The public is invited to help setup and assemble stockings from 8am-8pm on December 2 & December 3 and 9am-6pm on December 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway.
If you know of a Henderson resident who is deployed, please complete the contact information below so they can receive their very own stocking.
Date deployment is due to end
Contact person from Henderson area
Questions? Contact the chapter at 702-468-2623 or BlueStarMothersNV4@gmail.com.
The Blue Star Mothers of Henderson and Boulder City is a volunteer organization of mothers with children who are or have honorably served in the military. The Blue Star Mothers provide support for active duty service personnel, promote patriotism, assist Veterans organizations, and are available to assist in homeland volunteer efforts.