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Las Vegas Golden Knights Retire Number 58 In Honor Of Shooting Victims

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30:  The Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after Jonathan Marchessault (2nd L) #81 scored in overtime against the St. Louis Blues to win their game 4-3 at T-Mobile Arena on March 30, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 30: The Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after Jonathan Marchessault (2nd L) #81 scored in overtime against the St. Louis Blues to win their game 4-3 at T-Mobile Arena on March 30, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Photo of David Hookstead

8:20 AM 04/02/2018

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The Las Vegas Golden Knights retired number 58 over the weekend to honor the people killed at the Route 91 concert shooting in October.

Just like the home opener, the names of the 58 individuals whose lives were taken on One October are lit up on the ice

Tonight and every night, we honor and remember you pic.twitter.com/GPq6KZLT9j

— y – Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 1, 2018

The Golden Knights have retired the No. 58 in honor of the 58 victims of the Oct. 1 shooting. They are hanging a banner in the rafters with 58 stars and the names of the victims. #VegasStrong#VegasBornpic.twitter.com/8ydTJDvnCk

— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) April 1, 2018

The 58 will always be with us #VegasStrongpic.twitter.com/FwT0HOH3uS

— y – Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 1, 2018

The Las Vegas shooting is one of the most horrific events in modern American history. Stephen Paddock, for reasons still unknown, opened fire on a the crowd during a Jason Aldean concert. A total of 58 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded.

This is a classy move from the Knights. Its obviously a very small gesture, but its still important. Retiring the jersey is worth it if even one person is helped in the healing process.

Paddock shattered lives on the horrific night of October 1. However, he failed to break the American spirit. You can gun people down, but were not going to be broken. Its never going to happen. The American spirit refuses to give in, even in the faces of tragedies. There were complete strangers helping people they didnt even know as bullets rained down. Thats what were all about.

Now, all 58 innocent people whose lives were cut short will forever be remembered by the Knights and their fans. Classy move from a classy organization.

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