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1 October sunrise remembrance ceremony expanded to 250 people after governor's announcement

1 October Sunrise Remembrance
Posted at 4:36 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 20:00:56-04

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

Today, the governor announced an update to his emergency directive limiting attendance at public gatherings. The change increases the number of people who may attend the Sunrise Remembrance from 50 to 250 people while still requiring face coverings and social distancing.

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In compliance with today’s directive, crowd capacity at the outdoor amphitheater will be capped at 250 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. Those who attend who wish to sit are encouraged to bring lawn chairs since limited seating will be available.

The sunrise remembrance ceremony will be livestreamed on KTNV Channel 13.

Available seating in the outdoor venue is being reserved for family members who lost loved ones in the attack. When capacity reaches 250 people, those arriving to attend the ceremony will be directed to remote viewing locations inside the Government Center. The locations include the Pyramid Room and the County Commission Chambers, both located on the first floor.

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Clark County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are co-hosting 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.