49 victims of Pulse massacre remembered in daylong services

49 victims of Pulse massacre remembered in daylong services

Three other memorial services are being held Monday.

At around 2 a.m. June 12, Mateen opened fire on a crowded gay nightclub which was celebrating "Latin Night". She plans to build a memorial at the site of the nightclub, which has been closed since the tragedy. Pastor Brei Taylor of Oasis says she hopes her space can offer sanctuary for survivors and loved ones of the victims who may become overwhelmed by the day's events.

At noon, church bells throughout Orlando rang 49 times to honor the victims. The shooter killed 49 people and wounded more than 50.

By the end of the night, more than 1,000 people had gathered to remember what happened last June, when Orlando became the first US city of the summer - before Falcon Heights, Minn., and Baton Rouge and Dallas - to be upended by gun violence.

Friends and family of the 49 people who were killed as well as the 50 who were injured gathered on what was declared by the city of Orlando to be "Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness". Gov. Rick Scott has also ordered flags around Florida to be flown at half-staff on Monday.

"It felt incredibly warm to see the entire world coming just because of something that happened in my backyard", Cris Pacheco, who used to frequent the nightclub, said.

'We will NEVER FORGET the victims who lost their lives one year ago today in the horrific #PulseNightClub shooting.

In the face of hatred and bigotry, we need love now more than ever. She had planned to go the night of the shooting but at the last minute changed her mind and went to another club.

"Everything you do every day is different". "The support we not only have from our city government, it's not fleeting support, it's not support on certain days". "Orlando was proof love always wins". Now people can look through an exhibit of artwork collected from memorial sites set up around Orlando after the massacre at the Orange County History Center. "I'm not looking for 'I'm sorry.' I feel like that doesn't help me".

Salman is now locked up in an undisclosed Central Florida jail on federal charges of obstruction of justice and aiding a terrorist organization. She has pleaded not guilty to helping her husband.

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