Veterans Day weekend is a time for remembrance of those men and women of the American armed forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and the Colorado River area is filled with somber ceremonies, concerts by Lee Greenwood and Kid Rock, backyard barbecues and family remembrances.
In addition, the Tropicana Laughlin will be a temporary home to the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall.
This nationally recognized veteran owned and operated small business brings the wall back to Laughlin, offering area residents and visitors a chance to pay their respects to American heroes.
The wall will be escorted from the Laughlin American Legion Post 60 to the north parking lot at the Tropicana Laughlin on Wednesday, Nov. 8., where it will be available for viewing through Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.
Viewing is free to the public and the area will be open 24 hours, monitored by security.
AVTT prides itself on the support of our Armed Forces and continues their mission of honor, respect, and remembrance for America's fallen and serving men and women in uniform. Additionally, AVTT allows those without the means or ability to travel to national memorial sites to pay respect and share in the experience of honoring American heroes.
AVTT has been a part of more than 300 events across America over the last eight years.
Through its various programs and tributes, AVTT is fostering the education and building the appreciation of youth in the sacrifices made by countless men and women in defense of freedom and the way of life they enjoy.Their mission is to honor and pay tribute to all veterans, law enforcement and firefighters for their service and sacrifices to this country.
A vital part of the mission of AVTT is to educate all to the true cost of freedom and to support the families of those who serve.
There will be plenty of other ways to celebrate veterans throughout the Tri-state area.
The American Legion Richard Springston Post 60 will honor veterans with a ceremony Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the fisherman’s access area on Casino Drive.
The 10th annual Paul Walsh Veterans Parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 beginning at 10 a.m. MST. The parade begins at Riverview Mall and goes south along Miracle Mile and ends at Scooter’s Family Fun Center.
Walsh was a Korean veteran and a member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956. He eventually retired in Bullhead City and organized the annual Veterans Day Parade. He was active in the community and for that the 1st Marine Division and Bullhead City Recreation Division opted to honor Walsh in place of a grand marshall for the parade.
Mohave High School will be holding a Veterans Appreciation assembly Thursday, Nov. 8 in the high school gymnasium. Time is tentatively set for 10 a.m. MST.
The Women’s Club of Needles will honor veterans with pie and coffee on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST. The treats are free to veterans with proof of service and the general public is welcome and pays $3 each.
The event will be at the clubhouse, 305 W. Broadway.
A Veterans Day Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. at Desert Lawn, 9250 S. Ranchero Lane. Admission is free and will included free food and beer, shaved ice, helicopter tours and Kidszone.
There will be a 50/50 raffle. All the proceeds benefit Operation 6, Arnold Plaza.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6306 and Auxiliary host events to commemorate Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. in Golden Shores Community Park. Breakfast is served immediately after until noon at the post. A bake sale, and raffles for meat, 50/50 and brown bag gift continue through the day. A ribeye steak dinner continues from 3 to 7 p.m. Karaoke starts at 7 p.m.
The post is at 12858 Oatman Highway.; call 928-763-3033 after 11 a.m.