LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On the third anniversary of the 1 October shooting, one of the hospitals that treated many of the victims, paid tribute to the survivors as well as the victims.
In the very same place where they helped so many, dozens of Sunrise Hospital doctors, nurses, staff, and first responders remembered the 60 victims of the shooting and the hundreds more that were hurt.
“Our healthcare careers some longer than others prepared us for that moment a moment when the entire world stopped," said Todd P. Sklamberg, CEO Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.
The ceremony included sixty candles, each with the name of a person who lost their lives and hospital officials read letters from thankful patients who were treated in the hours and days after the shooting.
"It's about providing hope for tomorrow and beyond," said Sklamberg.
Hospital staff also took time to decorate rock and write messages which will be placed in a special memorial located on the Sunrise Hospital property.
A 60 second moment of silence was also held to honor the victims.
"And we cared for hundreds of family members that evening as well," said Sklamberg.
Under a full October moon, the third anniversary since the shooting, staff at Sunrise say it is a night they will never forget.