9/11 Tribute to Veterans and First Responders

On Wednesday 9/11, 5,100 fans gathered at Cashman Field for the Kline Veterans Fund Tribute to Veterans and First Responders during the Las Vegas Lights FC soccer match. The UNLV Rebel Battalion honor guard presented colors while EMMY award winning actress and vocalist Vita Corimbi Drew sang our national anthem. Jeremy Sonenschein, a former FDNY firefighter/paramedic was honored as the game's pink scarf recipient. Veterans, first responders, and medical personnel were honored by the crowd during a halftime ceremony.

"It was heartwarming to see so much of the Las Vegas community come together in reverence for 9/11 to honor the thousands of lives lost and to pay tribute to our veterans and first responders who heed the call to protect and defend us every day. We are so appreciative of our community partners UFC and the Lights organization for their commitment to helping homeless veterans in Southern Nevada."  Stephanie Helms, Executive Director

"It's always fulfilling to put on an event honoring our heroes. It's even greater when you have great partners and a real cause to benefit. Working with Kline Veterans Fund to put on our Tribute to Veterans and First Responders on September 11th this year was an amazing experience. We were able to unite the community for a great cause and honor countless heroes in the process." Bobby Long, Las Vegas Lights FC

Salute to Veterans Golf Tournament benefiting Kline Veterans Fund:

Veterans Appreciation Day at Las Vegas Ballpark:

On Sunday, May 5th Kline Veterans Fund presented Veterans Appreciation Day at the new Las Vegas Ballpark. Veterans, active duty military, spouses and families were recognized throughout the day. Opening ceremonies included a presentation of colors by the UNLV ROTC Army Color Guard and a ceremonial first pitch thrown out by Kline Fund Executive Director Stephanie Helms.  Board members from Kline Fund and Caesars Salute group were on hand to greet attendees. Hundreds of Veterans were asked to stand and be honored during the seventh inning stretch during which, Paul Shortino, star of Raiding the Rock Vault at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, serenaded the crowd of 9,236 with God Bless America. Vicky Brabant, whose son is an active duty Marine stationed in Okinawa, Japan, was the lucky winner of the Aviators swag basket raffled off during the game. This event was presented in partnership with Caesars Salute and sponsored by America First Credit Union.
 

Upcoming Events:

  • Veterans Day Poppy November 7-11
  • Veterans Day Parade November 11