Three years ago, on October 1, 2017, a shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada killed 58 concert-goers and shocked the country. Now, on the third anniversary of the shooting, some country artists are reaching out on social media to remember the victims of that tragic day. Chris Young, who performed at the event, took to Twitter to share his thoughts.
“3 years ago today was a night i was a part of and I’ll never forget,” he wrote alongside a video clip of an orange Route 91 ribbon. “Let’s take the next 58 seconds to pause and remember the 58 lives lost that day. #VegasStrong.”
Brothers Osborne also shared their reflections about that fateful day three years ago by responding to a news story on Twitter.
“A pain that will always be present,” they wrote. “Our hearts still ache for the victims and their families.”
Carly Pearce gave attention to the anniversary of the shooting by reposting Brittany Aldean’s sentiment on her Instagram story. The ACM Awards also commemorated the anniversary with a statement on Twitter.
“It’s been three years since the tragic events of Route 91,” the ACM wrote. “Join ACM in keeping the victims and survivors in your hearts today.”
Other organizations to reflect on the third anniversary of the shooting included the sports teams of Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Aces tweeted, “#We remember. Always,” and the Vegas Golden Knights tweeted, “The lives lost on October 1, 2017 are with us always.” The Las Vegas Raiders also tweeted about the day, writing, “We remember the lives lost on October 1, 2017, and those who have worked tirelessly since to provide a sense of comfort and community.”