Wounded Veterans Arrive For Salute Our Troops At The Palazzo Las Vegas

Salute Our Troops” seventh annual weekend hosted by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands, started today at The Palazzo Las Vegas. Wounded veterans were welcomed today as part of The Venetian and The Palazzo’s weekend with the Armed Forces Foundation.

The Palazzo Las Vegas September 11, 2001 Memorial

Nellis Honor Guard and Sheldon Adelson School

Nellis Honor Guard and Sheldon Adelson School

Over the past six years, the company has hosted more than 600 veterans and their guests as part of the patriotic celebrations.

Sheldon Adelson and Dr. Miriam Adelson
Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson
Sheldon Adelson and Wounded Veterans
Wounded Veterans and Mr. Adelson

The veterans arrived by police motorcade today and were greeted with the cheers of more than 400 Venetian and Palazzo team members before arriving in the resort atrium for a grand welcome ceremony. Students from the Adelson School Campus sung the National Anthem while the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard presented the colors.

The Palazzo Team Members
The Palazzo Team Members

Executives from Las Vegas Sands, Southwest, Armed Forces Foundation and Omaha Steaks addressed the crowd as well as NASCAR driver and local resident Kurt Busch.

SVP Andy Abboud
SVP Andy Abboud

The veterans were flown in from San Antonio Military Medical Center on behalf of Southwest Airlines and will enjoy three nights as VIP guests in all-suite accommodations, spa and salon treatments at Canyon Ranch SpaClub, tickets to Blue Man Group and Madame Tussauds and an evening at TAO Nightclub among other over-the-top amenities.

Sheldon and Dr. Adelson
Sheldon and Dr. Adelson

Omaha Steaks will host an all-star cookout for the service members and their families and will present them with deluxe Omaha Steaks gourmet gift packages to enjoy at home with family and friends.

Wounded Veterans at The Palazzo Las Vegas
Wounded Veterans at The Palazzo

For the first time this year, tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with lead sponsor Capital One, will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Las Vegas,” a hiring fair to connect veterans and military spouses. Jobs are available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. Photo Credit: Jake Andrzejczak, IS Photography/ ImagesOfVegas.com

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