Governor proclaims October 1 Vegas Strong Day, orders flags lowered in honor of victims

CARSON CITY - September 30, 2020

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak has recognized Thursday, October 1 as “Vegas Strong Day in Nevada” and ordered Nevada State flags be flown at half-staff at all State public buildings in tribute to the victims of the October 1, 2017, shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas.

The proclamation also recognizes the first responders, law enforcement officers, faith-based organizations, counselors and volunteers who provided support during and after the attack in which 58 people were killed and hundreds more injured.

“On the anniversary of this horrific and senseless violence, we honor everyone involved that helped us get through these tragic times. The victims of this senseless act of violence, their families and friends will forever be in our hearts and prayers” Gov. Sisolak said. “The outpouring of love, kindness, and support locally, statewide, nationally, and worldwide will never be forgotten. Because of this support and the endurance of those in our community to protect one another and to heal together, we will forever be ‘Vegas Strong.’”

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