The Nevada Honor Flight of about 35 veterans of World War Two were at the World War Two memorial on Saturday. Senator Dean Heller (R) with Congressmen Steven Horsford (D) , Mark Amodei (R)and Joe Heck (R) were there to greet them. Bob Herbert, a senior adviser to Sen. Harry Reid and deputy adjutant general in the Nevada Army National Guard, distributed U.S. Senate challenge coins with Reid’s name engraved on the back.
Isn’t that sweet? They got a Harry Reid coin. Reid himself was absent as was Dina Titus (D) and Shelley Berkley (D),
Stormy weather did nothing to dampen the vets spirits. It was reported that the bathrooms were still locked and the fountains were turned off. News footage of visit shows the fountains on and it’s unclear to me whether file footage was used or someone had found the valve that turned them on.
After hearing word that temporary barricades were placed around the memorial and may have been wired shut, one vet on the bus en route to memorial said of the barricade, “We’re going to tear that damn thing down!” That was not necessary as Senator Dean Heller, along with Representatives Mark Amodei, Steven Horsford and Joe Heck were on hand making sure Park Rangers did not try to stop the veterans.