District Quill

October 1, 2020Nevada Campuses Recognize ‘Vegas Strong Day’ on Oct. 1

All of our Legacy campuses in Nevada commemorated ‘Vegas Strong Day’ by honoring those who lost their lives during the 2017 Las Vegas shooting as well as our first responders during morning flag ceremonies. 

At the Legacy-Southwest Las Vegas campus, Principal Welling spoke a few words reflecting on the events of this day three years ago. “In October of 2017, one of the worst tragedies to ever strike the Las Vegas community happened,” Welling said. “Please take 58 seconds of silence to remember those 58 lives and their families.” After words of recognition and the moment of silence, Principal Welling was joined by Legacy students in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

At the Legacy-North Valley campus, Principal Wadsworth also reflected on the tragic events of this day. “Today is thankful Thursday,” Wadsworth said. “Today is also the day we remember three years ago when a tragedy struck our city. As we think about why we are thankful today, we also need to remember the lives that were lost and the families that were changed forever that evening. Please take some time on this thankful Thursday to be thankful for those that you love and to share some moments of gratitude with your friends and family.”

At the Legacy-Cadence campus, Principal Burgess and Assistant Principal McLeod both expressed gratitude for our first responders and the way in which they put their lives at risk, to help the victims of the shooting. “Today our first responders from all over the valley continue to answer the call of duty,” McLeod said. “Every day they work in the streets and in the neighborhoods to keep us safe.” After the pledge of allegiance, Ms. Yolanda Mason, the school nurse at Legacy-Cadence, sang a special rendition of the National Anthem for students and staff. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with our Nevada families and everyone in the Las Vegas community on this day. We are proud of our Legacy campuses for recognizing this day with their unique commemorations.