Las Vegas, NV: We remember the deadly mass shooting attack during the Route 91 Harvest music festival that occurred 2 years ago today.
On Sunday, October 1st, 2017, a gunman began shooting from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel onto innocent people attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The gunman took the lives of 58 people and wounding 851 people, some from gunshots and some from people running for safety.
The gunman, a 64 year old male from Mesquite, Nevada, was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The gunman’s motive remains officially undetermined, but his deadly shooting attack on innocent lives shocked not only the city, but a nation.
On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, people will be remembering the innocent lives lost during a deadly shooting attack 2 years today.
** Here is a few of the Services ceremonies and events all being held on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 to remember 1 October: **
– 1 October Sunrise Remembrance:
At 7:00 a.m. PT, the public is invited to a 1 October sunrise remembrance ceremony to honor the lives of the 58 victims who were lost two years ago. The ceremony will be held at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 South Grand Central Parkway in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.
Parking and admission to the ceremony will be free.
Clark County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will co-host the event with the Clark County Fire Department and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. The speakers are Gov. Steve Sisolak, Sheriff Joe Lombardo, County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Joe Robbins, the father of Quinton Robbins, one of the 58 who perished on 1 Oct. 2017.
The remembrance will include 58 seconds of silence, a multi-agency honor guard, and music from The Academy Singers from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts.
The organizers wish to thank Structure Exhibits for donating the use of the LED video wall for displaying pictures of those who perished on 1 October.
Also, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is providing free refreshments at those in attendance.
Clark County Television is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4/1004 on Cox cable and on CenturyLink on Channels 4 and 1004 as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Suddenlink.
CCTV is also available in Boulder City, Nevada on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3.
– The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center’s Health & Wellness Event:
From 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will offer an wellness event at the Clark County Government Center at 500 South Grand Central Parkway in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada designed to help survivors and community members continue to heal.
The event is for victims, family members, first responders, law enforcement and others. Topics include legal information as it relates to issues arising from 1 October (employment, housing, disability and more), financial wellness (budgeting and money management basics), behavioral health techniques, finding the right therapy, journaling, Victims of Crime program questions and more.
– Healing Prayer Service:
From 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT, Catholic Charities will conduct a special healing prayer service to commemorate the anniversary of 1 October.
The event will take place in the St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility, 1501 Las Vegas Boulevard North in northeast Las Vegas, Nevada.
– City of North Las Vegas 1 October Tribute:
At 10:00 a.m. PT, the City of North Las Vegas will unveil a tribute to the victims of the 1 October attacks along with family members of Chris and Debbie Davis, parents of victim Neysa Tonks, during a short ceremony at Craig Ranch Regional Park, located at 628 West Craig Road in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
– 1 October Remembrance Blood Drive at National Night Out at Town Square:
From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT, Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) is sponsoring several community blood drives during the days surrounding 1 October, and encourages residents to find one in their neighborhood.
Vitalant is hosting a blood drive in the in the Bloodmobile at Town Square, located on 6605 South Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada.
To make an appointment, go to: https://bloodhero.com and use sponsor code NNOLV.
Donors can also call Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, at: 1 (877) 258-4825 for assistance.
Walk-ins welcome at all locations, but appointments are encouraged.
– UMC 1 October Memorial Blood Drive:
From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT, Keep Vegas Stronger by donating blood at the UMC 1 October Memorial Blood Drive at the UMC Delta Point Building, located 901 Rancho Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada.
– Las Vegas Community Healing Garden Ceremony:
At 9:30 p.m. PT, the ceremony remembering the 58 victims will be held at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, located at 1015 South Casino Center Boulevard in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will read the names 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.
The reading of the names of the 58 victims will begin at 10:05 p.m. PT.
The ceremony will be live streamed on the City of Las Vegas Facebook page.
– Fremont Street Remembrance Ceremony:
At 10:00 p.m. PT, guests are invited to join Fremont Street Experience in commemorating the second anniversary of One October.
All three stages will go dark and a special message will be displayed on the Viva Vision canopy to honor those who lost their lives in the tragedy.
** ZachNews and our community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to all of the family and friends of the victims in this deadly shooting attack. May we never forgot the victims, and may we continue to help their family and friends heal from the pain of losing their loved ones. May we also give thanks to the heroes, citizens, law enforcement and emergency personnel, who rushed to save lives, helped evacuated people and went after the evil gunman. On this day of remembrance, may we all honor the victims as well as the heroes by coming together and giving back to our communities. May you all be Vages Strong. **