Sept. 27, 2022 - Clark County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will co-host a 1 October Sunrise Remembrance ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater in downtown Las Vegas.
The event will feature live music from singer Sam Riddle, the Southern Nevada Multiagency Honor Guard, a minute of silence for those lost at the October 1, 2017, shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, and remarks from Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson and Angela McIldoon, mother of Jordan McIldoon, one of the 58 who perished on 1 Oct. 2017 (two others passed away from their injuries since then). Attendees may wish to bring lawn chairs since limited seating will be available.
County music singer Sam Riddle will perform his song, “Vegas Strong,” and other works.
Clark County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are co-hosting the event with the Clark County Fire Department and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.
The Sunrise Remembrance will be aired live on Clark County Television (CCTV) and possibly local news media television stations and websites. The ceremony will be carried live at www.Facebook.com/ClarkCountyNV, https://www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live, www.Twitter.com/ClarkCountyNV and https://www.twitch.tv/clarkcountynv. CCTV is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4 on Cox cable as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Suddenlink. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3. One also may watch on streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV via the YouTube app.
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.
Following the ceremony, attendees may wish to visit the Government Center Rotunda Gallery, where the Clark County Museum will set up an exhibit that accompanies an exhibit at its own facility in Henderson, which will explore the community’s grief and healing process since the shooting. The retrospective is called “5 Years Later: Remembering 1 October & Becoming Vegas Stronger” and features letters, posters, signs, and other items from the museum’s 22,000-piece 1 October collection. The free rotunda exhibit may be viewed from Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Thursday, Oct. 13. The Government Center is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Rotunda Gallery will be open Saturday, Oct. 1, until noon.
There also will be a display to inform the public of the ongoing work of Clark County’s 1 October Memorial Committee, which was established by the Clark County Commission to gather input to build a permanent memorial that remembers those who perished in the attack, honors survivors, first responders and all those affected by the incident, and celebrates the resiliency of our community. The rotunda also contains the Angels of Love exhibit, which features glass angels in remembrance of the lives lost and the hundreds of people wounded as well as memorabilia to honor law enforcement and agencies that responded to the attack. The exhibit was given to Clark County by the Angels of Love organization of Orange County, Calif., for the first anniversary of the Route 91 shooting.
This Sunrise Remembrance is one of several #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. A listing of activities and events may be found at www.vegasstrongrc.org/remembrance.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.