Dedication ceremony conducted for Nevada Veterans Memorial

The Nevada Veterans Memorial is dedicated Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Grant Sawyer Building. [Craig Fiegener | News3LV]

Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Foundation this morning hosted a dedication ceremony for the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial - A National Tribute.

During the ceremony, the name officially changed to the Nevada Veterans Memorial, as a mark of project completion.

"It is without a doubt worthy of those who have dedicated their lives in the name of freedom and country," Sandoval said during the ceremony. "Here we share their sorrows, are inspired by their courage and joined in our love of country."

The Veterans Memorial is a national monument recognizing the service and sacrifice of American veterans and their families.

The two-acre memorial and park at 555 E. Washington Ave. features 18 larger-than-life statues, from the Revolutionary War to the global War on Terror.

The park officially opens to the public Saturday.


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