In the 4 years since the VEGAS STRONG movement has been a healing and recovery effort that has touched everyone in the Las Vegas Community. As we remember the victims of the 1 October tragedy, we want to highlight some local events to commemorate the 4th anniversary.
1 October Sunrise Ceremony
The Clark County Government Center Amphitheatre will host this free event to the public, honoring the victims. They advice bringing lawn chairs, due to limited seating. Headsets will be available for those who wish to hear a live translation in Spanish. It will also be streamed in Ventura County for survivors and community members in Southern California.
For more information, check the Clark Country Twitter account @clarkcountyNV.
The Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, located at 1015 S. Casino Center Blvd., will take place Friday night at 10:05 p.m. The ceremony will include the reading of the names of the 58 victims. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and city of Las Vegas Communications Director David Riggleman will read the names. A bell will toll and a candle will be lit in remembrance for each person we lost as a result of the attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert.
The city will livestream the ceremony on its Facebook and Twitter pages and at www.kclv.tv/live. It will also be broadcast live on KCLV channel 2 (1002 in HD), the city’s government access television station.
Vegas Strong Resiliency Center offers extended hours for 1 October
In an effort to provide more support to the community dealing with 1 October, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center offering extended hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Anyone affected by the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting is encouraged to reach out to the center by phone or email. The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center can be reached by phone at 702-455-2433(AIDE) or online atVegasStrongRC.org.
VGK Foundation hosting 1 October blood drive
The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, Downtown Summerlin and Vitalant will host a one-day blood drive on Oct. 1, in memory of the tragedy in 2017. The community is asked to come out and donate blood to hospital patients in need of transfusions. A limited number of tickets will be given out to donors for the Golden Knights' preseason game on Friday. There will also be several members of the team in attendance, including Deryk Engelland and Chance.
The blood drive is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Oct. 1 at City National Arena (1550 South Pavilion Center Drive). Donors will need to make appointments at donors.vitalant.org and enter code 'VGK'.