Route 91 Memorial 2018 – Vegas Stronger
The Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting in Las Vegas left many families heartbroken from the loved ones that were taken from them and survivors struggling with their own unique effects of the trauma they experienced. Two Survivors sought to have a Memorial that did not focus on the anniversary of this horrific event, but rather a tribute to the hearts and souls that were unified while trying to heal and bring some solace in the wake of this tragedy.
The Clark County Commission, City of Las Vegas Council, and the Injured Police Officers Fund unified to host an all-day tribute to the Route 91 angels and survivors. Through these combined organizations, Accertive Consulting led the coordinated efforts among the agencies, private businesses, families, charities and the other hundreds of other individuals and establishments that sought to be a part of the dedication.
The event hosted more than 3000 participants traveling from many states and Canada, and included live music from several country music bands and artists, food vendors, special memorials on the grounds, and an uplifting program that celebrated the survivors, our emergency responders, hospital and urgent care staff, friends and family and of course, the 58 lives that were lost that day.
Every detail of the day’s activities was managed meticulously to address the concerns and trepidation felt by the survivors. The experience had to finesse the needs of all of those in attendance who were experiencing waves of emotions while needing a light-hearted celebration of the unity of our community. The celebration planned over five months, had such a positive impact that discussions for an annual event are ongoing.