This special event at Allegiant Stadium for Veterans and Service Member families is expected to be the largest event of its kind in Nevada’s history

Press Release: JDA Worldwide for CityServe International
March 18, 2024

LAS VEGAS – An all-star lineup of sports-entertainment leaders, non-profit organizations, and local churches are teaming up on Saturday, June 8 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for a “Day of Gratitude,” a special event to honor America’s veterans, all members of the armed forces, and military families. This is expected to be the largest event of its kind honoring veterans in Nevada’s history.

CityServe International, Voice of the Veteran, and ChurchLV are the primary sponsors and facilitators of “Day of Gratitude.” Award-winning musical artist Danny Gokey will be performing, alongside other musical talent throughout the day.

“Amidst wars and rumors of war, it’s time to salute and celebrate the brave men and women who’ve put it all on the line to protect the free world,” said CityServe co-founder and CEO Dave Donaldson. “Without the help of Mark Davis, President Sandra Morgan and the Raiders organization we wouldn’t be able to make this happen to show honor and respect to our service men, women and their families. We are thankful for their support.”

“I am honored to work with my friend, Voice of the Veteran Chairman Peter Palivos, and CityServe to honor our military and veteran heroes for their service to our country,” remarked Las Vegas Raiders captain and linebacker Robert Spillane. “I play football because of the freedoms I enjoy because of sacrifices made by our veterans and military.”

The Day of Gratitude’s FREE entertainment, resources, and gifts for veterans, active duty service members and their families include:

  • Up to $3 million in compassion gifts, such as apparel and household items
  • An on-field event promenade including climbing walls, sports drills, and bounce houses
  • A chance to meet & greet current and past NFL legends
  • Live music from top artists
  • A patriotic welcome program by celebrity VIPs
  • A dedicated “Kid’s Zone” for young children
  • Over 20 booths offering a wide range of vital veteran support services

“Voice of the Veteran is honored to participate in this historic event dedicated to honoring our Nation’s Heroes,” said U.S. Air Force Veteran and Voice of the Veteran president and founder Bob Maxwell. “Day of Gratitude is about honoring their legacy, but it will also amplify the tribute to their unparalleled sacrifices as we collectively pay homage to the true guardians of our freedom.”

“We are grateful to the entire Raiders organization for allowing us to utilize the Allegiant Stadium for this historic event,” added Voice of the Veteran Chairman Peter Palivos. “It’s a humbling honor to show appreciation to the Veterans and Military heroes, who serve our country and make enormous sacrifices for our peaceful way of life.”

Veterans, service members and their families looking to take part in this celebration, will need to register for free ahead of time via veteran and military organizations. Only confirmed guests will be permitted to enter the stadium.

The Day of Gratitude is already endorsed by over 20 veteran organizations. Learn more at Those interested in covering this historic event at the Raider’s stadium can reach out to


CityServe International is a collaborative network of churches and community leaders who help those in need live better lives. CityServe empowers the local church to fulfill its purpose to overcome despair and transform lives by resourcing them with tangible goods and capacity building. CityServe brings the church to the table to address community challenges by offering long-lasting relationships that lead to transformation and has been designated a “Community of Faith and Opportunity” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Voice of the Veteran is a Veteran Operated Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Veterans Outreach Organization that is totally dedicated to the enhancement of the life and lifestyle of Veterans and their families. This is accomplished through our efforts and other trusted sources. The direction of these sources may be educational, Vets helping Vets or other programs that are beneficial with proven and positive results.

ChurchLV is a non-denominational Christian Church in the Las Vegas Valley, with a mission to lead people to encounter new life in Jesus. ChurchLV is led by Benny and Wendy Perez who have devoted their life to ministry and have been able to travel the world speaking at numerous Christian Churches across the nation. The first Christian Church in the Las Vegas Valley was believed to be built in 1857 with 20 members and in similar fashion Benny and Wendy Perez hosted Church Services with 27 members at their home in 2003.