We’re always honored to be a part of the Patriot Day Parade in Downtown Las Vegas. This year was an extra special tribute, because of what it took for us to hold parts of this annual event on our block. Thank you to every person that joined us for yesterday’s parade. Extra special thanks for Jameson and Budweiser for supporting this year’s gathering at Hogs & Heifers. Following the parade, attendees at Hogs helped raise thousands of dollars benefiting the Vegas Fire and Rescue Charitable Association, and the Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association. It’s amazing what we all can do when we come together.
Vegas Fire and Rescue Charitable Association:
Our purpose is to create, promote, and manage charitable events for members of the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department.
Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association:
We are dedicated to helping our active duty and retired members. With professionalism, ethics and responsibility we maintain and grow our financial resources in order to provide our retired members in good standing with assistance in defraying the cost of medical insurance, providing emergency financial assistance, dependent scholarships and death benefits. We also partner with other charitable organizations to plan morale boosting and communitybuilding events for the hard working and dedicated firefighters of the City Of Las Vegas.
*Parts of the back story for our 9-11-19 event
As of August 2nd 2019.
We’re delighted to announce that thanks to the media coverage, and all of your posts, shares and comments on the Downtown Grand’s social media, the Downtown Grand hotel/casino has ceded and will be allowing the 9/11 Patriot’s Day Parade to utilize the upper half of Downtown 3rd Street for 90 minutes from 7pm to 8:30pm for the Parade to begin and end there this September 11,2019
A huge thank you to Channel 13 News Reporter Joe Bartels and Channel 8 News reporter Shakala Alvaranga for covering the story. Without those reporters and the power of the media, this years Patriot’s Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony would not happen!
It is too bad the Downtown Grand and it’s parent company CIM Group had to be publicly shamed into reversing their position from a hard no to a yes…but at least they realized quickly that their original position would shed an ever increasing bright light on their true nature as a cold, callous and carnivorous corporation.
The Downtown Grand has placed some extra restrictions and conditions, never required in previous years, to their agreement to allow the Las Vegas Valley Firefighters September 11th Remembrance Committee to utilize the portion of the Downtown 3rd for the Annual Patriot’s Day Parade. The DTG and the LVVFSRC will be working out those details to see that it all happens as it should.
Hogs & Heifers still has many battles ahead with the DTG and CIM Group who are trying to force us out of business, but today’s news is a huge win for our First Responders and for all those lost on 9/11 and the 10,000 people since diagnosed with 9/11 related life threatening illnesses.
To date, almost 5000 people have died from such illnesses, almost twice the number of those who died that day 18 years ago.
It is win for the Citizens of Las Vegas and we are just happy to know that with all of your added support, we stood up for what was right and our local news reporters heard our rally and together WE ALL made it happen!
September 11, 2001
Never Give Up!