It’s been exactly one year since the tragic shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival occurred in 2017, and the memories remain heavy in the minds of the Las Vegas community. To honor the 58 victims of the shooting, several events and memorials are scheduled across the Valley in remembrance of the individuals who lost their lives and the families still left mourning.
The Las Vegas Community Coming together
For Las Vegas locals, the 1 October shooting was truly tragic. However, even in this terrible circumstance, the community was able to come together to support the victims and families affected by this senseless act of violence. Lines wrapped around hospitals, public city venues, and designated donation buildings with generous volunteers looking to give blood, provide supplies, or simply see if there was anything they could do to help, giving hope to those in their darkest moments.
Memorial Events Across Las Vegas
Not long after the tragic event, memorials were erected all over town in respect and remembrance of the victims. The most prominent of these included 58 white crosses lined up at the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. Artist Greg Zanis, founder of the non-profit Crosses for Losses, made these beautiful crosses and returns today to Las Vegas to set them up again. Starting Sunday, he held a 58-hour vigil to honor each of the 58 victims every hour.
Other memorial events included:
- 1 October Sunrise Remembrance at the Clark County Government Amphitheater
- Remembrance Wall Dedication at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden
- Reading of Names Ceremony at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden
In addition to countless displays and memorials being held in honor of the victims, flags are being flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset in Nevada, as ordered by Governor Brian Sandoval several days ago.
Adam Kutner Cares Will Never Forget
As an avid volunteer and active member in the Las Vegas community, attorney Adam Kutner is grateful to the brave men and women who ran towards the danger to help those in need on the night of October 1, 2017. The police officers, first responders, doctors, nurses, fellow concert-goers, and individuals in the area performing random acts of kindness are the real heroes. We all take comfort in knowing good people are out there when it counts, even in the wake of such a devastating event.
We at Adam Kutner Cares are very excited to be part of the #VegasStronger group hosted by the Catholic Charities organization. The #VegasStronger group helps honor the victims, their families, and the first responders that showed bravery and dedication during this terrible tragedy in hopes of continuing to heal the Las Vegas community.
If there are community events or charities you’d like to bring to Mr. Kutner’s attention, please connect with our Adam Kutner Cares team. We are always looking for opportunities to give back to the Las Vegas community, especially in ways that honor the 1 October victims.