Photos, Flowers, Balloons Signs & American Flags Remember Those Killed; White Signs Made And Drove To Vegas By A Man In Illinois
In a city with attractions such as casinos, shows, bars, buffets and an observation wheel, there is a new one that is attracting visitors.
It is the memorial to victims of the Las Vegas shooting in which 58 people attending a country music concert were killed and nearly 500 were wounded.
At the site of the Harvest Music Festival, dozens upon dozens of memorials have been placed on the sidewalk, A steady stream of visitors slowly and silently walk along the memorials, stopping to see pictures of the victims and read tributes placed by family members and friends.
“It’s an unreal feeling” one visitor said.
The memorials consist of flowers – some than ankle-deep on the sidewalk – photos of victims, balloons and signs with the victims names. And American flags, lots and lots of American flags.
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 are also signs for everyone, sporting the #VegasStrong hashtag, on the ground and nailed to trees.
Above one sign, which is posted to a tree, someone placed a cowboy hat with the words VEGAS STRONG. The Harvest Music Festival was a three-day country music festival.
“As a city we stand together to show that the LOVE can be the CHANGE,” one sign read.
Another stated: “I am so sorry this happened to all of you and your loved ones that were left behind. May you all rest in peace and know that in your honor we will fight like Tigers for you to prevent this from happening again. #VegasStrong.”
There are, too, vendors selling #VegasStrong t-shirts. Naturally.