One year ago, the Las Vegas community pulled together to show the rest of the world just how strong Vegas is. Pain, Loss, Suffering, Heroism, Humility and Compassion all culminated at the hands of a single coward’s evil act. The worst day in the City’s history gave birth to Vegas Strong, but it also challenged our whole community.
This October 1, we pause to remember all that we lost. We grieve for the victims and offer solace to their families. We recognize all the people that risked their lives and worked unimaginable hours to help others. We lend an ear to those that were there and need someone to simply listen.
We also acknowledge all that we have gained. Our community support has deepened. We have continued to support our law enforcement, first responders, and hospital staff. We participate in blood drives more frequently. We rally around our new Vegas Golden Knights and no matter where we were from, we now embrace the unity of Vegas Born. Community, defined as “a unified body of individuals” falls short of what we as a community have become.
We have risen to the challenge. Proud to be #VegasStronger.