Top Things To Know About Henderson’s Heritage

In honor of Henderson’s Heritage Day parade that serves to hail the city’s incorporation on April 16, 1953 here are top things to know about the city of Henderson’s present, past and future.

Annual Heritage Day Parade Hails Henderson’s History

Every year the city of Henderson celebrates the beginning of a community that the Las Vegas valley refer to as “A Place to Call Home”.

The parade hails the city’s steadfast pursuit of community support honoring the heritage of family, business and education.

Fifty groups attended this year’s Heritage Day including the Henderson Rotary Club, the Henderson Historical Society, the Josh Stevens Foundation, Frontline Cheer and several local schools participated in the parade.

Henderson’s Nationally Recognized Schools

One of the parade highlights was the Foothill High School’s marching band performance. Henderson’s Foothill High School has performed at the infamous Macy’s Day Parade and the Rose Parade.

“It’s really awesome to see a school from Henderson do so well and to be nationally recognized for their hard work. I think it’s really cool to say, ‘I went there,” said Henderson local Amanda Sloan, 28, a former Foothill High School graduate and marching band member.

Henderson’s Historic Role in World War II

“With the country’s need for magnesium to match Germany’s lighter planes and more powerful bombs, and the Basic Magnesium Plant (BMI). Henderson supplied magnesium to help Allies win World War II,” according to Las Vegas Weekly’s 60 Things to Know about Henderson.

The city was originally a township built around a magnesium plant that supplied munitions for World War II. The state took over the plant after the war and the town was incorporated.

Henderson Shaping the Future

Henderson continues its commitment in shaping the future with consistent improvements in the realm of business, education and luxury real estate.

Ascaya’s collection of 313 custom homesites are nestled aside the McCullough Range in Henderson, Nevada. The luxury community rises 1,000 ft above the Las Vegas valley floor displaying the most breathtaking views of the city and the hailed hometown of Henderson.

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