Sandy Casey & Rachel Parker Remembered At Scene Of Tragedy
There was a touching memorial on the Manhattan Beach Pier and now Las Vegas shooting victims Sandy Casey & Rachel Parker are being remembered at the site where they lost their lives.
They each have a memorial at the site of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in which 58 people – including Casey and Parker, who both worked in Manhattan Beach – were killed and more than 500 were injured.
Casey’s memorial has flowers, photos, American flags, balloons and a sign with her name painted on it.
Parker’s memorial has a stack of flowers so high it covers the ground around it, a pair of photos, flags, balloons and a sign like Casey’s with her name on it.
The memorials to Casey and Parker are of many that have been placed on the sidewalk to recognize and remember the victims of the tragedy.
Each victim has a memorial that includes a white cross. The 58 crosses were handmade by a man in Aurora, Illinois, and he drove them to Vegas in his pickup truck. They will remain here for 30 days, then handed over to the families of the victims.
There is also a steady stream of visitors who silently walk along the area to observe the memorials.
“It’s an unreal feeling” one of the visitors said.
Just across the street stands Mandalay Bay. The window in which shooter Steven Paddock broke out to commit the unprecedented violence is boarded up and it’s pained gold in an attempt to blend in with the rest of the building.
But its location is still very obvious to observers.
Nearly a thousand people turned out in Manhattan Beach on the Wednesday evening after the tragedy for a candlelight vigil at the pier. Casey was a teacher in Manhattan Beach while Parker worked for the Manhattan Beach Police Department.