There is nothing like watching an 800-pound Angel Wing destined for the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden “flying through the air,” ready to be turned over to its back side.
It was the day to begin the process of carving the 58 sets of initials representing 58 lives tragically lost on 10/1/17 in Las Vegas, in the largest mass shooting our nation has ever experienced. To us, the rest of the country, and especially to the families of the victims, these are so much more than initials; they are loved ones who will be missed forever: mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, wives, husbands, and friends.
As Bobby hoisted up this massive piece of stone, we watched it turning in the air, as if it was going to take flight – I literally held my breath until the wing was set back down. Bobby and I paused in that moment, each of us feeling the enormity of what this pair of Angel Wings really represents. Our eyes met, and our hearts once again went out to the families of the victims.
While we cannot understand that level of loss, we feel privileged to do this one uplifting thing that will forever honor everyone who lost their lives at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. We hope that by bringing the “Wings Across America” to be dedicated in the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, we are also helping to bring Love and Courage back to the forefront – first for the families of the victims; then for the rest of us.
Be sure to visit again and Join the Journey of Love and Courage!
— Elizabeth and Bobby