Wade Vandervort Iraq war veteran Corey Keller is welcomed onstage by Big & & Rich at the Orleans Arena throughout an advantage concert to honor the victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.
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Vegas Strong Benefit Introduce slideshow”Less than 3 weeks after the biggest mass shooting in modern U.S. history happened at a packed Las Vegas c and w celebration, another valley country show with thousands of guests on Thursday worked to discover healing.”You have actually revealed that there are individuals in this neighborhood with huge hearts,”said John Rich of country duo Big & Rich at the”Vegas Strong: A Night of Recovery “occasion at the Orleans Arena.”You might never ever be in a space with so many heroes around you ever again.”” We will not stay down and out,” Rich contributed to the crowd of almost 6,000 participants. The Grammy-nominated duo followed Las Vegas regional Sierra Black, c and w star Camera and Venetian resident Rascal Flatts throughout the two-hour program, which likewise included a homage video to the victims and very first responders of the Oct. 1 shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival. Fifty-eight individuals died in the shooting and over 520 more were injured after a shooter fired down on the festival from a 32nd flooring hotel space at Mandalay Bay. The music artists, introduced by local radio hosts from throughout the Las Vegas Valley, performed approximately three tunes each while using their condolences and assistance for those on hand.”Country music enjoys you, Las
Vegas, and we stand with you” stated Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox. In the upper level club seats, Angelica Cervantes sat with partner Gregorio de la Rosa and children Daisy, 17, and Arturo
, 11, as she aimed to delight in a performance devoted in part to her slain kid, Erick Silva. Working personal security at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, Silva, 21, was shot dead as he assisted festivalgoers leap over a stageside barricade to seek safety. After two weeks of grieving over her “worst nightmare become a reality,” Cervantes stated she appreciated a night
out with her family.”It was nice that we have this, but it will not bring back my son,” she said in Spanish as tears streamed down her face.” We’re all struggling quite right now.”Next to the family, Silva’s closest former colleagues, Jay Purves and Gina Argento of Contemporary Services Corp., called the
male who as soon as developed to 20 hours a week with them “somebody whose memory will always survive on.”” Erick was a hero, and while our neighborhood is planning to recover after this month’s occasions,
we’re never going to stop honoring him,”Purves stated. At the front of the venue, over two lots first responders involved in action and rescue efforts during the Oct. 1 disaster stood– some with their arms crossed and nodding in appreciation while others
smiled and danced with the music. Besides the video montage, one of the biggest ovations of the night from those in front came after a simple statement from Rich, advising those in participation not to reside in worry.” We’re going to do things we constantly do as Americans,” he said, as the crowd cheered. The tickets for the show were complimentary and all were taken. Organizers accepted donations and make money from food and beverage sales will go toward the main victims ‘fund. To this day, more than $11 million have actually been raised by Clark County to assist with medical costs and other expenditures. During the program, Fox host Sean Hannity compared
the Las Vegas shooting to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. There were also video messages from Clark County
Constable Joe Lombardo and artists Garth Brooks and Kid Rock. And President Donald Trump tweeted his support of the performance, utilizing the hashtag #VegasStrong. The Associated Press added to this report.