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Nugget donation helps bring Vietnam Vets Traveling Memorial Wall to Carson

Special to the Nevada Appeal

Carson Nugget has donated $2,000 to help bring the Vietnam Vets Traveling Memorial Wall to Carson City this fall.

During the entire month of June, the casino held a slot event to support the cause. On Monday, the casino presented a check from the event to the Vietnam Veterans of America, Carson Area Chapter 388.

The check brought the total amount donated from the Carson Nugget to more than $2,000. The group is hoping to raise $10,000 to bring the wall to Carson City.

“The sign outside the front of the Carson Nugget says it all … ‘The Community Casino.’ The casino has always been there for Nevada veterans and for us, no matter what. We really do appreciate them and these efforts show they appreciate us,” said Rick Arnold, who heads the veteran’s group.

In May, the casino also held a Bingo event to support the cause.

“We are honored to support this worthy cause. Many Carson Nugget employees are eager to volunteer to support the casino’s efforts in helping our veterans,” said Star Anderson, general manager of the Carson Nugget. “This is but a small way to say ‘thank you’ to the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country.”

The veteran’s group is raising money to bring the traveling Vietnam wall tribute to Mills Park for the inaugural celebration of “Battle Born Days” from Oct. 25-28.

The mobile memorial travels to cities across the United States serving as a tribute to fallen soldiers.

For more information on “Battle Born Days” or the Traveling Vietnam Wall tribute visit http://www.battleborndays.com.