LAS VEGAS, Nov. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of America's service members, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) will host the United Service Organization (USO) Experience - Salute to the Troops honoring 95 wounded warriors and their guests starting on Thursday, November 4. In its eleventh year, the five-day program in collaboration with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and USO Las Vegas will be an extended weekend of relaxation, entertainment and sightseeing for active-duty service members traveling from all over the country.
"We are enormously grateful to all individuals who have served in the U.S. military, as well as their families, for all that they sacrificed to protect and serve the United States of America," said Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and President of MGM Resorts International. "It's our privilege now to celebrate the veterans participating in this program by providing them with exclusive experiences that showcase the very best MGM Resorts and Las Vegas have to offer."
Upon arriving in Las Vegas, hundreds of MGM Resorts International employees will gather to welcome the group to The Mirage Resort & Casino, the host property, during a special "wall of gratitude," welcome procession. MGM Resorts employees will also gather in downtown Las Vegas on Thursday, November 11 to march in the Veterans Day Parade.
The USO Experience - Salute to the Troops event will also include a special welcome dinner, and excursions in and around Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Special stops include Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage and a concert at Nellis Air Force Base featuring Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.
"There is no greater honor than ushering our warriors through a weekend of indulgence and gratitude. It's always humbling to be with patriots who volunteered to protect our way of life, and now bare the wounds of that courage," said Lisa Marie Riggins, Executive Director, USO National Capital District. "We can't thank MGM Resorts International enough for always rolling out the red carpet for the boots of our troops."
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MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 31 unique hotel and gaming destinations globally, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The Company's 50/50 venture, BetMGM, LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its "Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet" philosophy, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information, please visit us at www.mgmresorts.com. Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.
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