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WHEREAS, October 1, 2017 marked a tragic day in the history of the Silver State and our nation when 58 people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured due to a senseless act of violence during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada and all its citizens offer our deepest and most sincere condolences to the families, friends and all those who knew and loved the innocent victims who were killed or injured during this devastating attack; and

WHEREAS, we continue to offer our unwavering support to all those who were affected by this tragedy; and

WHEREAS, law enforcement, first responders, faith-based organizations, counselors and volunteers throughout our state, nation and worldwide came together to provide support to our Southern Nevada community; and

WHEREAS, our deepest gratitude and thanks is offered to all those who provided aid, comfort, expertise and support during and after this event which impacted the lives of so many; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada family was forever changed by the events of October 1, 2017, and the memories of those we lost will never be forgotten, but the support that was shown to the victims, their families and this community, exemplifies our global community; and

WHEREAS, blood donations, volunteering, monetary contributions and the condolences and expressions of solidarity that were shared from around the world, continue to be a comfort; and

WHEREAS, we know that Las Vegas and the Silver State are part of a worldwide community and the countless people who offered sympathy, support and kindness during this time of great sadness have helped this city become ‘Vegas Strong’; and

WHEREAS, ‘Vegas Strong’ has become the mantra of this one-of-a-kind city and today we become ‘Vegas Stronger’ as we take time to reflect and mourn for those we lost and again express our most heartfelt thanks to all those who continue to love, support and comfort this community;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  October 1, 2018 as

 Vegas Stronger Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Scott Anderson