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Nearly 75 wounded soldiers and their families received a red-carpet welcome in The Venetian’s Grand Colonnade. More than 1,000 guests and Venetian team members cheered on the veterans as they proceeded through the crowd to the welcoming ceremony.
Attended by internationally known philanthropists Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman of the board and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the ceremony featured the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard and “America’s Tenor,” Steve Amerson, who sang the National Anthem. Sen. John Ensign, Rep.-elect Dr. Joe Heck, American Airlines’ Bob Reding, ThanksUSA’s Bob Okun and Las Vegas Sands Corp. president, Michael Leven, all addressed the crowd of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps veterans, expressing their gratitude for the veterans’ courage and sacrifice.
This year marks the fifth time Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, along with The Sands Foundation, have hosted wounded veterans at The Venetian to say thank you and to honor their service and bravery.
During their stay at The Venetian, they enjoyed a performance of the Blue Man Group with a VIP reception; an intimate concert with country music legend Clint Black; a concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band; skydiving exhibitions; shopping excursions; city tours; spa treatments and more.
The weekend concluded with a Sunday afternoon show by ventriloquist and “America’s Got Talent” winner, Terry Fator.