I debated about running the Region 6 Conference recaps. Why the hesitation? Because the conference was held last month in Las Vegas and I did not want to be disrespectful after the unimaginable horror that just occurred in that city. I didn’t want to talk about the fun and laughs shared by several of our members just a few short weeks ago when people are now suffering.
Then it occurred to me that the horror in Las Vegas on October 1 does not define that city. Las Vegas will remain a premiere conference center, a coveted vacation destination and will continue to offer exquisite food, amazing entertainment and even a few casinos.
Las Vegas will not be defined by the evil carried out by a gunman for reasons we may never know.
Las Vegas will continue to be a world-renowned city but now it will also be known as a city with people who showed incredible strength and heroism during the most difficult of circumstances. It will be a city known for generosity toward the victims of this tragedy. It will be known as a city with incredible first responders and police and hospital personnel.
It might also be the back-drop of Hangover, Part 12 but we’ll let that slide.