Five years after tragedy struck Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, during the Route 91 Harvest Festival, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center invited everyone impacted by this dark day to represent the strong, burning light that continues to shine throughout our resilient community.

We hosted a virtual evening of remembrance, reflection, and healing as we designed lanterns to honor the victims, survivors, and responders of 1 October. We guided viewers through the process to make and customize a lantern with a free kit that was mailed to them or picked up from a local partner.

Watch the Event

The event was streamed live on September 30, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET. You can watch a recording of the broadcast from this page, our YouTube channel, or from the Facebook event page.

Master of Ceremonies

Tennille Pereira, Esq.
Vegas Strong Resiliency Center Director

Opening Remarks

Jim Gibson
Clark County Commission Chairman

Lantern Creation & Reflection

Jacqueline Harris, MA, LMFT, LADC
Creative Solutions Counseling Center Therapist

English Version
Spanish Version

Lantern Gallery

Thank you to everyone who shared these photos and videos of the lanterns they made during this online remembrance event. We are so impressed by the detail and emotion put into all of them.

Special thanks to all of our community partners for helping us to pack and mail the lantern kits, getting the word out about the event, and even hosting watch parties—United Way of Southern Nevada, Silver State Health Services, Fuente de Vida Mental Health Services, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and Make The Road Nevada. We’re also touched by the solidarity from our partners across the country, including the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center and the 10.27 Healing Partnership.

Share on Social Media

If you haven’t already, please post photos of your completed lanterns so we can share them. You can use #VegasStronger and tag the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center’s accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.