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Flowers lay on the ground near the Route 91 Festival grounds on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 following a deadly shooting that took place late Sunday night. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)

On the second anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest shooting in Las Vegas, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is releasing a “Forever Strong” license plate.

 The specialty license plate will raise funds for the Las Vegas Resiliency Center that continues to assist victims of the tragedy. For every “Forever Strong” license plate purchased, $25 from the initial issue and $20 for renewals will go to the Resiliency Center.

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“Drivers with this license plate send a clear message that they are strong, compassionate and unwavering in their memory of the lives lost,” Tennille Pereira, director of the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, said in a statement. “I commend Governor Sisolak, Clark County and Nevada legislators who made this specialty plate a reality this past legislative session.”

 The Resiliency Center, which opened on October 23, 2017, has been helping people affected by the mass shooting. Mental health and behavioral resources, as well as legal services, have been offered to those affected.

 The plate features a black and gold heart logo on a gold gradient background that was designed by R&R Partners for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The world “Nevada” is centered at the top and “Forever Strong” is centered at the bottom of the plate.

 “Our residents can be proud of the strength we showed as a community in response to 1 October and the support we continue to offer victims of the incident through the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center,” Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick said in a statement. “We appreciate the governor and Legislature working with Clark County on this worthwhile effort.”

State lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 333, which created the “Vegas Strong” license plates, during this year’s legislative session.

The specialty plate will cost $62 with standard numbering and $97 for personalized plates, plus standard registration fees. The annual renewal cost will be $30 for standard plates and $50 for personalized plates. 

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