A list details some of the planned public events to honor victims and support survivors one year after the Route 91 Harvest festival attack on the Las Vegas Strip.
The exhibit, called “How We Mourned: Selected Artifacts from the October 1 Memorials,” opens to the public on Friday.
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.
Portraits of victims from the October 1 shooting are on display as part of the Las Vegas Portraits Project at the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas.
Resort marquees along the Strip will go dark Oct. 1 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The Clark County Museum next month will open an exhibit of artifacts used to honor the victims killed in the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.
The messages — plaintive, defiant, encouraging, empathetic — appear on a poster sent to Southern Nevadans by, the poster says, “the Pulse family and all of Orlando” during the weeks following the Oct. 1 Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.
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.
It has been just six months since the closing night of the Route 91 Harvest festival, when 58 concertgoers were killed and hundreds more were injured by a sniper on the Strip. The grief is still fresh. The pain still pulses.
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.