World Day of Remembrance
For Road Traffic Victims
The 2022 World Day of Remembrance will be held Sunday, November 20th at 6 pm, at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 Grand Central Parkway directly behind the Government Building. This uplifting ceremony honoring the lives lost and forever changed in a car crash, will feature spiritual leaders, music, uplifting speakers, law enforcement and Commissioner William McCurdy; the event is sponsored by Commissioner Michael Naft.
Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of their loved ones and mingle with others whose lives have been impacted by a similar experience. Worldwide, 1.25 million lives are lost each year in traffic crashes, which is why, in 1993 this day was set aside, In 2003 the World Health Organization and the United Nations became the official sponsors of the event to get more countries involved in this important event.
2021 road fatalities in Nevada were the highest in decades, and in 2022 Clark County continues the trend.
Several years ago the WDR was expanded to include those involved in critical crashes, along with the emergency responders who work so hard to save the lives of those involved in critical crashes: police, fire, ambulance personnel, paramedics and trauma staff.
If you would like a Free World Day of Remembrance Candle to light for your loved one at the event please use our CONTACT US PAGE TO REGISTER and let us know his or her name. (One candle per victim please)
If you have lost a loved one or been seriously injured in a traffic crash, Families for Safe Streets has a comprehensive guide that can help.
Families for Safe Streets embodies the recovery process and shows that, no matter what, life goes on. FSS provides a window of hope for those who are suffering and can provide a type of support that is unlike any other.
The practical and legal issues following a crash can be overwhelming. The FSS organization are not attorneys, but have prepared this resource guide to help you navigate through the maze of police, insurance, and district attorneys, and other complex post-crash logistics. Make sure to see the section on the top five things to consider immediately after a crash. Please feel free to Email FSS if you have questions or need assistance. Or use the contact us button above to reach out to us and help build a Families for Safe Streets in Clark County. We will be hosting a series of "Listening Sessions" to get input from anyone interested beginning in December and continuing into January and February, 2023.