I went to the UNLV-San Diego St football game At Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday. I had planned this trip more than a month ago. Then the tragic events of eight days ago happened and the game took on a little more meaning. The game became a healing process for a community. We think of Vegas as a tourist place but we forget that a lot of people live, work and go to school there. It is a community much like any other in the country. So this post is dedicated to all of those who were killed, wounded or there the night of the shootings, to all the first responders, police officers, medical people and anybody else to did anything in response and finally to the community of Las Vegas:
|UNLV players walking out to the field silently before the game|
|UNLV wore special helmets|
|Ribbons were given out to all of those in attendance|
|White balloons were released in honor of the victims|
There was a football game that was played:
UNLV lost to San Diego St 41-10 but the game was secondary as it part of the healing process of the Las Vegas community.