Raiders, Clark County Combine To Honor 9/11 Victims

Event Happening On 19th Anniversary Of Attacks

Mitch Kelly
September 10, 2020 - 7:50 am
Flags fly outside of Allegiant Stadium

Clark County Nevada

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Clark County, local emergency responders and the Las Vegas Raiders held a flag-raising ceremony at Allegiant Stadium Friday morning to honor the almost 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

The event was organized by Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft, whose district includes Allegiant Stadium, and took place in Ford Plaza at the southwest corner of Dean Martin Drive and Al Davis Way.

The ceremony honored first responders by having a representative from 16 Southern Nevada emergency response agencies and a local support organization take part.

“I appreciate the Las Vegas Raiders’ community mindfulness in partnering with me as we recognize those precious lives lost while also recognizing the everyday heroes in our midst,” said Naft, who represents District A, which includes Allegiant Stadium. “The men and women of our local fire, police and ambulance services deserve to be honored every day.”

The event opened with a welcome from Commissioner Naft, followed by comments from Las Vegas Raiders President Marc Badain, who introduced the singer of the national anthem. After the national anthem, an honor guard will raise the American flag. Commissioner Naft then made concluding remarks.

The agencies represented in the event included the Clark County, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Mesquite fire departments; the Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite, Clark County School District and UNLV police departments; Clark County Park Police and the City of Las Vegas Department of Public Safety; American Medical Response Las Vegas (AMR), MedicWest, Community Ambulance and Fueled by the Fallen.

Naft invited each emergency response agency in Southern Nevada to nominate one individual to represent their team at the flag-raising.