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1 October Sunrise Remembrance ceremony being held online

Posted at 1:29 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 01:03:49-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will co-host a live-streamed 1 October Sunrise Remembrance ceremony at 7 a.m. on Oct. 1 from the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater in downtown Las Vegas.

Due to COVID-19 directives to limit community spread of the virus, the public is encouraged to view the ceremony from remote locations via social media and over the airwaves.

In compliance with current directives, crowd capacity at the outdoor amphitheater will be capped at 50 people including ceremony participants and technical staff working the event.

The speakers at this year’s ceremony are Gov. Steve Sisolak, Sheriff Joe Lombardo, County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Albert Rivera, father of Jordyn Rivera, one of the 58 who perished on 1 Oct. 2017.

Available seating in the outdoor venue will be reserved for family members who lost loved ones in the attack. When seating capacity in the outdoor venue reaches capacity, those arriving to attend the ceremony will be directed to remote viewing locations inside the Government Center to watch the ceremony in accordance with social distancing and crowd capacity directives.

The locations include the Pyramid Room (50 seats) and the County Commission Chambers (50 seats), both located on the first floor.

Clark County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will co-host the event with the Clark County Fire Department and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. The remembrance will include one minute of silence, the Southern Nevada Multiagency Honor Guard, music from singer Paige Poggione and remarks from various individuals.

The Sunrise Remembrance will be aired live on Clark County Television (CCTV) and local news media TV stations and websites.

The ceremony will be carried live on Facebook and on Youtube.