Service held in Boulder City to honor America's veterans


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Service held in Boulder City to honor America's veterans

By Michael Lopardi. CREATED Nov 11, 2013

Boulder City, NV (KTNV) -- People all over Nevada took time on Monday to remember and thank our nation's military veterans. That included one special event led by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

The governor said roughly one out of ten adults is a veteran, and they come from all walks of life.

Hundreds gathered in Boulder City for a Veterans Day service to sing and salute our nation's veterans. Many vets were there as well, wearing their uniforms and medals.

"We've made it every year for a lot of years, for this and Memorial Day," said Bob Gatewood who served in the U.S. Air Force in the 1960s. "It's because I'm a patriot."

Gov. Sandoval was one of the keynote speakers. He announced an online survey to better understand the needs of Nevada veterans.

"We need to ask you, what we need to do," said the governor.

While we honor those who fight for our flag, some said this is just the beginning.

"There's more that must be done. We are working hard to provide those services, but there's always more that can be done for the veterans of our community," said Rep. Steven Horsford.

Gatewood believes the country's attitude towards our service members has changed for the better, "I'm not that smart on it, what more they could be doing, but I'm just comparing it to a long time ago and I do like the progress we're making."

Gov. Sandoval also announced funding for a program to cover the cost to send the Nevada state flag to troops who are currently serving overseas so they can display it.

Previously that would have cost around $40, but now it will be free.