Orlando will mark the one year anniversary of the Pulse shooting with a ‘Day of Love and Kindness’.
The massacre, which took place at LGBT+ nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida on 12 June last year, has been described as the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history and left 49 people dead and another 53 injured.
Orlando United Day, which is described as “A Day of Love and Kindness”, will take place exactly one year after the tragedy to honour those who lost their lives and offer support to survivors and families that remain.
The city’s mayor, Buddy Dyer, said of the event: “Our community will never forget the tragedy of Pulse, or the grief of those who lost loved ones.
“From heartbroken family and friends to survivors putting shattered lives back together – our entire community stands with you.”
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs added: “As we prepare for the anniversary of Pulse, the world is working to honour and remember the lives we lost.
“Through a day of love and kindness dedicated to the legacy of those who perished, we will continue to cherish their memories.”
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