Corona Dedicates Remembrance Field to Honor Local Route 91 Victims
On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Corona City Council voted to approve dedication of the ball field at Eagle Glen Park as Remembrance Field in honor of the 58 people who died as a result of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.
Tens of thousands of people gathered to enjoy an evening of country music in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017 when tragedy struck. In addition to those who died, more than 800 people were injured during the shooting. Among those killed were Austin Davis, Thomas Day Jr., Patricia Mestas, and Christopher Roybal who have all been identified as being from Corona.
A dedication ceremony is tentatively planned for Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Eagle Glen Park, which will mark the one-year anniversary of the Las Vegas tragedy. Check back for time.
Donations will pay for creation and installation of a plaque, which will recognize all 58 victims and will specifically name those from Corona. The community is encouraged to be a part of the commemoration.
If anyone is interested in donating toward the cost of the plaque or ceremony, please call the Library and Recreation Services Department at (951) 736-2241.