Rose Hills Sign Goes Dark In Memory of the Las Vegas Victims

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Historic neon sign is an eight-decades old symbol of special memories

We want to pay tribute to those 59 individuals and let them know that the Rose Hills family is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The neon-lit Rose Hills sign has been a landmark in Whittier since it was first installed on a hilltop in the 1940s, overlooking the expansive Rose Hills Memorial Park. But starting tonight and continuing through October 5, starting at 10:08 pm (signifying the time the shooting began), the sign will go dark for 59 minutes, remembering the shooting victims in Las Vegas.

“As an organization who deals with pain of death on a daily basis, our collective hearts ache for the victims who tragically lost their lives or were wounded, as well as their families, to the senseless act that occurred in Las Vegas on Sunday night,” said Patrick Monroe, CEO of Rose Hills.

For years, the Rose Hills sign has been an icon as drivers traverse Whittier’s local streets and freeways. At night, the nearly 20-foot-tall illuminated letters have often been used by pilots as a visual reference on their way to Los Angeles International Airport.

“In a small way we want to pay tribute to those 59 individuals and let them know that the Rose Hills family is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers,” added Mr. Monroe.

About Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary

Founded in 1914, Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, #FD970, has since grown to be the largest memorial park in North America. It is a full-service memorial facility with a modern mortuary, flower shop, reception center, and premiere cemetery property to serve the community in both pre-need and at-need situations. It serves 10,000 families a year. Rose Hills is located in Whittier, California, with approximately 1,400 acres of property for current use or future development and is considered to be the largest single-operated cemetery in the world. Although it is purposely secluded, Rose Hills is only minutes away from any point in the Greater Los Angeles or Orange County area, and offers a full range of cemetery and funeral services to meet the memorialization needs of Southern California families. For information, visit http://www.rosehills.com.

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