A new garden near the Oct. 1 Healing Garden conceived as a place to share stories.
City officials are dedicating a new remembrance wall at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, 1015 S. Casino Center Blvd.
The hardest thing about creating “Love and Courage?” Not its size (more than 6 feet tall). Not its weight (almost 3,000 pounds, including its base). Not even the incalculable artistry and physical labor required to transform two massive slabs of fossilized New York bluestone into ethereal angel wings.
Plans call for the slated wood wall to be replaced by a more elaborate, permanent remembrance wall dedicated to the 58 victims of the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.
While the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority was celebrated for its role in the weeks immediately following the Oct. 1 shooting, that isn’t likely to be the case when it comes to memorializing the tragedy and building a permanent tribute to the victims and heroes.
Since the Las Vegas Community Garden opened to honor victims of the Oct. 1 shooting, Andre King has been there, offering drinks and cookies, and, sometimes, hugs to visitors at the downtown memorial.
The names of the 58 people who were killed at the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting on Oct. 1 are displayed on the new Viva Vision screen at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday.
Online retailer Zappos will cover the funeral costs of any of the 58 families affected by the Las Vegas Strip shooting who approach the company.
Vegas does not cower. Vegas rises.
Gail Schomisch, co-owner of All Fired Up in Las Vegas, is organizing a tile-art project for the memorial garden , which is being built on South Casino Center Boulevard.