Las Vegans will never forget the date 1 October. We will continue to honor the lives lost and forever changed on that night five years ago.
Our Vegas Strong community can be proud of how we responded to the darkness of that day, as well as the strength and resiliency that we continue to demonstrate as a community in response to the tragedy each passing year.
Here is a short list of remembrance ceremonies, events and #VegasStronger activities being held this year to honor victims and survivors of the attack and to highlight the community’s unity and strength in the aftermath of 1 October.
Jus Run Vegas Strong 5K/1 Mile
Saturday, September 3o. 8am-10am Fremont Street
Jus Run will run and walk together in memory of the 1 October victims and in honor of the survivors and first responders. Individual, team, and virtual options are all available this year. 100% of the net proceeds will go to various victim funds, including the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.
Every participant will receive a tech shirt, finisher’s medal, Vegas Strong tattoo, and #VegasStrong wristband. Come on out to show your support and enjoy music, food, awards, prizes, and lots of camaraderie!
Annual Sunrise Remembrance Ceremony
The annual 1 October Sunrise Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the Clark County Government Center outdoor amphitheater in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1 from 7:30-8:30 am.
Attendees may wish to bring lawn chairs since limited seating will be available. The ceremony will be aired live on Clark County Television (CCTV) and possibly local news media television stations and websites. The ceremony will be carried live on Clark County’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch profiles. CCTV is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4 via Cox.
A recording of the event will be available on-demand later in the day on the county’s Facebook page and the following Monday on its YouTube page.
Community Healing Garden Ceremony
The city of Las Vegas is scheduled to host a remembrance ceremony for those that were lost during the October 1, 2017, shooting tragedy.
The Sunday, October 1, remembrance ceremony will be held at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, located at 1015 S. Casino Center Blvd., will take place 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 Las Vegas community came together and built a community healing garden in response to the October 1 tragedy, where 58 people were killed and 500 more were injured while attending the Route 91 Harvest festival. The memorial garden features a wall of remembrance, a grove of trees, shrubs, flowers, walkways of pavers, and benches.
The garden was constructed by the city and volunteers in just four days. Hundreds of volunteers brought the plan to life, and the garden was officially opened on Oct. 6, 2017. Learn more about the history of the garden.
The oak tree in the middle of the garden was donated by Sigfried and Roy and is known as the tree of life. The tree of life sits in a heart-shaped planter adorned with tiles made by victims’ families, survivors, and community members.
A book that features stories of the 58 victims can be viewed here.
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.
A listing of activities and events may be found at www.vegasstrongrc.org/remembrance.