October 1, 2017 “The day of the Las Vegas shooting was kinda like a normal day at first except, who knew that it wouldn’t end like any other day previously. There were sounds of gun shots ringing through the TV on air. News reporters kept on talking about the fatalities and people kept on calling and texting me to see if I was okay. Even though I was okay, the fact that I saw people lose their lives on TV, it changed people’s lives, united Las Vegas and created the “Vegas Strong” movement. Not only was the movement created, the Vegas community came together and with the help of a few volunteers and created the healing garden for those who were victim survivors of the October 1st Las Vegas shooting.”- Josef Thomas

As for the healing garden, here are my coworker’s, experiences, and their point of view.

“Even though the Las Vegas shooting was tragic and an upsetting experience. After the Las Vegas shooting, the community and volunteers created the healing garden. Their decorations really were eye catching. The surrounding music enhanced the experience and made it an appealing and brightening experience”. – Michelle Frese

“When I went to the Healing garden for the first time I understood why the healing garden was built, but I cannot express how much sympathy I give to all the victims and families when the Las Vegas shooting took place. Especially as we approach the 2nd anniversary of the late Las Vegas shooting incident, we can all give a day to grieve and give our respects to those who have fallen when the incident occured”. – Justin Freeman

(Justin Freeman, Michelle Frese, Josef Thomas)

Written By: Michelle Frese, Justin Freeman, Josef Thomas

Photos By: Justin Freeman and Jacob Chinn

Address: 1015 S. Casino Center Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Phone Number: 702-997-3350

Website: https://getoutdoorsnevada.org/lv-healing-garden/

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