Saturday, September 8, 2007

The 2nd Annual Freedom Walk

8:00 this morning Las Vegas' Mayor Oscar Goodman led about 150 Las Vegans on a 2 mile memorial walk, honoring the men and women who lost their lives on 9/11. The walk was held at a the Kellog Zaher Sports Complex. Walk was party of a National walk that honors the men and women who protect and serve our country.

In true Las Vegas style, entertainer Clint Holmes sang America the Beautiful, an honor guard made up of members from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Las Vegas Fire Fighters, Las Vegas Detention and Nellis Air Force Base.

The weather was ideal. Sunny with a slight breeze, the temperature as about 90.
The event piggybacked with the Mayor's healthy initiative campagin.
T-shirts, flags and American flag dog tags were some of the give aways for participants.


BoggyWoggy said...

What an event. I heard on NPR this weekend that there are folks out there who are working to reduce the number of commemorative/memorial ceremonies, since so many folks seem to be unable to get past the tragedy. What do you think?

Mo said...

I think you can't please everyone.