“The Moving Wall” – Vietnam Veteran’s War Memorial Comes to Las Vegas

The traveling Vietnam Veteran’s War Memorial “The Moving Wall” (for nearly 30 years) a half-size replica of the original touring Vietnam’s War Memorial in Washington, DC, comes to Las Vegas for the first time on November 1, 2018. The traveling wall is brought to you by the Jimmerson Law Firm. The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial originated when John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, when he felt the positive power of “The Wall.” He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC.


Vietnam Veteran’s War Memorial
Vietnam Veteran’s War Memorial

The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial is open to the public each day from 10:00am to 10:00pm beginning Thursday, November 1, 2018 through Sunday, November 4, 2018.

Veteran volunteers John Devitt, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver and others built the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, in October of 1984. The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas.


There are two structures of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall that now travel the USA from April through November. The Jimmerson Law Firm is pleased to bring the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Las Vegas November 1 through November 4. The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial will be located at 500 S Las Vegas Blvd. next to the beautiful new Nevada Supreme Court building that opened a year ago.


“The Moving Wall”

Attorney Jim Jimmerson, who is bringing the event to Las Vegas, stated, “We are excited to bring the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial to Las Vegas. We hope that you can join us in remembering those 50,000+ men and woman who sacrificed their lives for our Country during the Vietnam war.”


Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Chief Justice Michael L. Douglas and former POW Jessica Lynch will both be speaking, from 11:45am-1:40pm Friday, November 2, along with other dignitaries and Vietnam Veterans groups. On Saturday, November 3, a full turkey luncheon with all the fixings will be offered for Veterans from all wars and service, and for those less fortunate. This luncheon is free to the public and will take place from 11:45am-2:30pm on Saturday. Both events will be held at the memorial site at 500 S Las Vegas Blvd.



Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas

Grammy Award-winning Contemporary Jazz and R&B superstar Norman Brown is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance of his annual holiday show Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring special guests Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows at Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $27.50 plus tax and applicable fees and go on sale Friday, October 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.


Norman Brown has sold close to two million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz sales and radio charts. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Brown first picked up a guitar at the age of eight. First inspired by Jimi Hendrix, it was his father’s preference for the sound of Wes Montgomery that set Brown on his stylistic journey. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his musical career and soon delivered his debut album, Just Between Us, and later followed with the gold-certified After The Storm and Better Days Ahead. His 2002 release Just Chillin´ earned Brown much-deserved Grammy recognition in the best pop instrumental category. His latest album, Let It Go, was released in 2017.


Norman Brown, Bobby Caldwell Marion & Meadows

A New York native, Bobby Caldwell formed his first band at 17 years old. After signing his first major-label recording contract, Caldwell released his debut album What You Won’t Do for Love. Featuring the singles “My Flame,” “Can’t Say Goodbye” and “Down for the Third Time,” the multi-platinum album peaked at number 21 on the Billboard charts. The album’s title track has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including Boyz II Men. Caldwell followed with the albums Cat in the Hat and Carry On, both of which were highly successful internationally. Following a string of successful albums in the 1990s, Caldwell returned in 2005 with Perfect Island Nights and again in 2012 with House of Cards., Caldwell also starred in the theatrical production “The Rat Pack is Back” in Las Vegas.


Tickets for Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas are $27.50, $37.50, and $47.50 plus tax and applicable fees for reserved seating. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.stationcasinoslive.com.


Ricky Johnson at SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifiers

Helped by a huge assist from Supercross Hall of Fame legendary co-driver Ricky Johnson, Team C Racing’s Larry Connor has earned the first starting position in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for next month’s 51st annual SCORE Baja 1000. The special SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, presented by BFGoodrich Tires was held on a purpose built, very technical .6-mile course that started and finished on the Off-Road Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


The iconic Granddaddy of all desert races itself will start and finish in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. This year’s SCORE Baja 1000 race-week festivities and race will be held Nov. 12-18. The race is the season-finale of the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship.


In front of an appreciative capacity crowd at the LVMS Off-Road Track on Tuesday night, Johnson, who won 38 Supercross races and seven AMA season championships in his Hall of Fame motorcycle career, blistered the dirt and asphalt covering two laps of the .6-mile course in one minute, 51.92 seconds with an average speed of 38.57 miles per hour in Connor’s No. t Team C Racing Chevy Silverado. He ran laps of 58.69 seconds and 43.23 seconds. His second lap was the fastest of the night.  Johnson was quickest among the 30 trucks out of the 37 entered in the race that elected to participate in the optional qualifying event.


51st annual SCORE Baja 1000

For the third straight year, international drivetrain manufacturer Dana Incorporated presented the Ultimate Dana Fast Qualifier award. Dana also presented live streaming of the entire three-hour qualifying event from LVMS on the SCORE website. Winning the Ultimate Dana Fast Qualifier award in 2016 was Las Vegas’ Mark Post and fastest last year was Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C. In 2015, Johnson was again the fast qualifier for driver of record Justin Matney.


The 5,000-pound race trucks are designed for the pounding of open desert racing resulting in average speeds in qualifying 15-20 miles per hour less than they will average during the actual race.  Johnson, driving Connor’s SCORE Trophy Truck, finished 1.14 seconds faster than the runner-up qualifier as all of the top 14 qualifiers finished the course in less than two minutes.

A total of 30 of the 37 SCORE Trophy Trucks entered in the race including three SCORE TT Legend race trucks participated in the optional qualifying for starting positions within their respective classes, which are combined for starting positions but scored separately at the conclusion of the race.

SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, presented by BFGoodrich Tires, is part of the massive celebratory SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience, also presented by BFGoodrich Tires, that for the fifth straight year is a spotlight attraction through Friday during the popular annual SEMA Show trade gathering being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


Westgate Salute to Service Slot Tournament

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino proudly supports active military and retired veterans throughout the year. To celebrate Veterans Day, the property is offering a variety of special promotions to show appreciation for those who serve.  On Friday, November 9 & Saturday, November 10, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will host the $40,000 Salute to Service Slot Tournament and is offering one free entry for active and retired veterans and their spouses.


There are also single-day special offers. On Sunday, November 11 Best of Las Vegas winner Fresh Buffet will offer a free brunch buffet entrance for active and retired veterans with their WOW card. On Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, at another Best of Las Vegas award-winner, Benihana, active and retired veterans can enjoy one free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée.


Special discounted room rates at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino are also being offered for a limited time.  Beginning November 9, 2018 for one week ending on November 16, 2018 active military and retired veterans receive a 25% discount on all rooms. This limited-time special offer is available for travel completed by October 31, 2019 and is subject to certain restrictions and black-out dates.  More information and reservations are available by calling toll free reservations at 800-732-7117 and asking for the Veterans Day Military Discount.


In addition to the special local offers, Westgate Resorts and CEO David Siegel are proud to continue the company tradition of honoring U.S. military personnel and their families, by giving away free vacations. In 2017 it gave away 1,500 free vacations through the Westgate Resorts Military Appreciation Giveaway. Winners received a fantastic event in Orlando, Florida that included a complimentary resort stay, free access to Westgate’s Shipwreck Island water park, admission to SeaWorld Orlando and an outdoor concert.  Registration for this year’s vacation giveaway will open on Friday, November 9 at www.westgateresorts.com.


Well, gang, that’s about it for this week.

I’m outa here!

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