It’s been exactly one year since the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
Survivors and victims families have gathered in Las Vegas to mark the anniversary and to honor the 58 lives lost at the Route 91 Country Music Festival.
The day began with a sunrise remembrance, honoring the lives lost and the lives forever changed by the Las Vegas massacre.
It was a year ago that 64-year-old Stephen Paddock unleashed terror on the Route 91 Harvest Festival from his Mandalay Bay Suite.
His shooting rampage killed 58 people and injured 527, including Todd Wienke, who took a bullet while shielding his girlfriend Oshia Collins-Waters from endless gunfire.
“The fear of losing him that night is something I never want to feel again,” said Collins-Waters.
The couple has returned to Las Vegas to mourn the victims and continue healing with other survivors.
The lives lost were honored with a new set of 58 handmade crosses by carpenter Greg Zanis placed at the iconic Vegas welcome sign.
“Nobody wants to be in the club of having a friend murdered, or a family member murdered,” Zanis said.
The emotions on this day were overwhelming as the community banded together to remember the unforgettable.
In addition to the vigils and events happening all day in remembrance, marquees at the resorts along the Vegas strip will go dark at exactly 10:01 p.m. local time Tuesday night, around the same time the gunman opened fire last year.
A young Siouxland mother was among those killed in the Las Vegas tragedy.
Carly Kreibaum, 33, of Sutherland, was killed at the concert. She was the mother of two young children.