It’s Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas, which means there will be tons of events, parades and pool parties to attend.
However, before we talk about this weekend’s events, let’s take a moment to talk about the true meaning of this weekend.
As Norman Schwarzkopf said, “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”
According to the Library of Congress, Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic designated May 30 as memorial day through issuing General Order Number 11.
This weekend is a day to be together with your family and to take a moment to honor the people who died serving the United States Armed Forces.
It’s a somber weekend for many families who are directly affected by war and global conflicts. According to the Nevada Book of Fallen Heroes, there are about 54 recorded Nevadans who have died in combat.
Memorial Day allows our country to focus and remember service members who are no longer with us.
Along with the symbolic importance this day presents to our country, it’s also the “un-official start of summer.” With the long weekend ahead of us, many people are planning to vacation in Las Vegas.
According to the American Automobile Association, 42.3 million Americans will travel about 50 miles or more away from their home this upcoming weekend.
And if you’re one of our lovely California visitors who will drive to Las Vegas this weekend then be careful of traffic. According to Casino.org, Interstate 15 will be among the nation’s most “congested roadway.” Nearly a third of Vegas visitors travel from Southern California by car.
Each year, Las Vegas ranks the top spot as one of the “most popular” destinations for Memorial weekend. This means there will be a great deal of events and things to do for families, groups of friends and solo travelers.
So, check out the events below for some great things to do this upcoming weekend.