Salutes & Awards

May 31, 2013

MEMORIAL DAY 2013

Nellis, local community members participate in Memorial Day ceremonies

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

The Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard marches to present the colors during the Special Forces Memorial at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev., May 26. The event was one of many held in the Las Vegas area over the Memorial Day weekend to honor those who lost their lives defending their country.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

Russ Koller, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars North Las Vegas Post 10047, explains the symbolic significance of red poppies before laying one onto a table during Memorial Day ceremonies at Bunkers Memory Gardens, a cemetery in North Las Vegas, Nev., May 27. The Poppy Flowers are the official flower of remembrance for the VFW and their red color symbolizes their fallen comrade’s love for country, and the blood that they have shed.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

A Green Beret, boots and a knife lie at the base of the Special Forces Memorial while visitors bow their heads in prayer at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, May 26 in Las Vegas. During the ceremony, speakers honored the fallen and prayed for an end to war.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

A flower rests on a memorial stone at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev. during the Special Forces Memorial, May 26. The event was held to honor Special Forces members from all wars who lost their lives defending their country.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard members pull the charging handles on their rifles during the Special Forces Memorial service May 26 at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Las Vegas. More than 300 people attended the service to pay respects to fallen veterans.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Greg McClain, an attendant of the 2013 Special Forces Memorial, kneels at the grave of his father, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Roland D. McClain, May 26 at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Las Vegas. In the days prior to the event, 24,000 U.S. flags were placed at the gravesites of veterans from all branches of the military.
 
 

Airmen place flags at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Master Sgt. Robert Lilly, 57th Operations Group Joint Terminal Attack Controller, pays his respects to a fallen veteran May 25 at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev. Lilly and other Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., volunteered their time to place flags over veterans’ cemetery plots for Memorial Day weekend.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Senior Airman Kaila Kelly, 57th Weapons School aviation resource manager, places flags in the ground over veterans’ memorial plots May 25 at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev. More than 24,000 flags were placed on cemetery plots of veterans of the U.S. armed forces.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Staff Sgt. Gary Giddings, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, looks at thousands of flags that were placed over veterans’ memorial plots May 25 at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev. More than 300 volunteers helped place 24,000 flags in honor of Memorial Day.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. S.S.

Chief Master Sgt. John Burks, 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing interim Command Chief, throws the first pitch at a Las Vegas 51s game at Cashman Field, May 24. The 51s hosted a military appreciation night to honor past, present and future members of the U.S. military.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. S.S.

Col. Jim Cluff, 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Commander, speaks at a Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12093, May 27. The ceremony took place to honor the men and women from all branches of the U.S. military who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in support of American freedoms.

 

 




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