City officials in Orlando, Florida have said they want the upcoming one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre to be recognised with acts of love.
June 12 will officially be designated as “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness,” with local LGBTI organisation One Orlando Alliance planning to coordinate volunteering and charity opportunities locals will be able to get involved in.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said on his Facebook page that the “community will never forget June 12,” the day 49 people were lost in the country’s worst mass shooting.
He wrote that he was joining with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs in announcing the Orlando United Day which is “dedicated to honoring the memory of the 49 innocent victims taken at Pulse, supporting survivors and recognizing the compassion and love that was displayed by the Central Florida community following the tragedy.”
Other events planned including an exhibit of artwork collected from memorial sites set up around the city after the massacre, and a memorial service to be held at the site of the nightclub.
(Top photo by Walter/Wikimedia Commons)
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