72°F
weather icon Clear

Patriot Guard Riders to escort wreaths to cemetery

Members of the Southern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders will escort two trucks transporting nearly 10,000 wreaths for Saturday’s Wreaths Across America observance to the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in a special procession Thursday, Dec. 15.

The trucks, including one from Knight Transportation adorned with the Wreaths Across America logo and picture of Arlington National Cemetery, are scheduled to leave Railroad Pass at 10:30 a.m. and travel along Boulder City Parkway to Buchanan Boulevard, where it will turn south and continue to the cemetery.

Boulder City Police and Fire departments are expected to participate in the procession, according to Dan Cox of the Patriot Guard Riders.

Cox is asking area residents to line Boulder City Parkway and Buchanan Boulevard, waving American flags, to help welcome the wreaths to town.

Once the trucks arrives at the veterans’ cemetery, assistance is needed to help unload the wreaths, Cox said, adding there will be 550 boxes on each truck.

He said that he hopes to make the escorted arrival of the wreaths an annual event.

Wreaths Across America, a nationwide event to honor and remember the service of the country’s veterans, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive. Approximately 9,900 wreaths will be placed on veterans’ graves.

Hali Bernstein Saylor is editor of the Boulder City Review. She can be reached at hsaylor@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9523. Follow @HalisComment on Twitter.

THE LATEST
Look, up in the sky…

Ron Eland/Boulder City Review

Council hears plan for golf course turf reduction

Reducing water usage in Southern Nevada has been a subject that has affected the look of clean, green Boulder City multiple times in the past year.

City confirms fire chief no longer employed

After more than two weeks of inquiries by the Boulder City Review, late Tuesday afternoon the city confirmed that Boulder City Fire Chief Will Gray is no longer employed.

Residents weigh in on 99 Cents Store’s shuttering

In what came as a surprise to many who are frequent shoppers, officials from 99 Cents Only Stores announced last week that all of their 371 locations will be closing over the next several weeks.

Four suspects arrested in graffiti case

On Jan. 22, many residents were shocked by a rash of graffiti throughout town, which included the historic Boulder City Theatre.

99 Cents Only store closing in Boulder City

The owner of 99 Cents Only said it will close all 371 of its stores in the U.S. The deep discount retailer has more than 20 stores in Southern Nevada.

BREAKING NEWS: Four arrests made in BC graffiti spree

BCPD has announced a series of arrests in the graffitti vandalism incidents that plagued the city earlier this year. According to a release provided by the PD, two of the charges are felonies due to the monetary level of damaged caused by the tagging. The higher dollar amounts were largely driven by the tags left on at least one historic locomotive at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

Veterans Home loses 5-star rating

As multiple experts said they expected after news of the most recent inspection of the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home by federal authorities came to light, the home located in Boulder City has lost its long-held and vaunted five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.