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Haute Event: The Venetian and Palazzo Honor Wounded Vets During Salute Our Troops

Dr. and Mr. Adelson address the crowd.

Today marked the seventh time Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands, hosted wounded veterans as part of the Venetian and the Palazzo’s “Salute Our Troops” weekend with the Armed Forces Foundation. Over the past six years, the company has hosted more than 600 veterans and their guests as part of the patriotic celebrations.

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 sang the National Anthem while the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard presented the colors. 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.

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. 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.

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.

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New York February / March 2014
New York February / March 2014