Today, the digital marquees along the iconic Las Vegas Strip and throughout the Las Vegas Valley are displaying a message honoring the city’s strength, unity and resiliency since the tragic events of October 1, 2017. The tribute started Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. PST and are running for 24 hours.
The marquee signs are showing an image of the Strip with verbiage stating, “One Year Braver; One Year Closer; One Year Kinder; One Year Prouder; One Year Stronger. #VegasStronger.” In addition, all marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and the famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign will go dark at 10:01 p.m. for three minutes of remembrance and quiet reflection.
Portraits by artists from across the U.S., crosses that were part of the memorial at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and an “Art of Healing” mural by Las Vegas Academy of the Arts students are all on display as Clark County and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center unveil the Las Vegas Portraits Project, 1 October Memorial Exhibit in the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery. Photo Credit: Mark Damon/Las Vegas News Bureau 2018.
Clark County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department hosted a sunrise remembrance with speakers, a choir, a multi-jurisdictional honor guard and more at the Clark County Government Center amphitheater adjacent to the Rotunda Gallery where the Las Vegas Portraits Project, crosses and “The Art of Healing Mural” are being displayed. Photo Credit: Darryl Nelson/Las Vegas News Bureau 2018.
On Sunday evening (Sept. 30) at an interfaith service at the Guardian Angel Cathedral, Deacon Tom Roberts, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada shared the following powerful message:
“The thoughts and prayers of all of Las Vegas continue to go out to the victims and their families. The last year has been one of healing and resilience and Las Vegas stands stronger today than it ever has before. We are grateful beyond words to our dedicated and selfless members of law enforcement, first responders and everyday heroes who best represent what it means to be a member of the Las Vegas community.”
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