June 12, 2017 marks exactly one year since the attack on Pulse Nightclub in Orlando left 49 dead and a community hurt and saddened. Together the City of Orlando and Orange County Governement, along with Pulse, have designated today as “Orlando United Day- A Day of Love and Kindness.”
The day is designed to give everyone an opportunity to join in Acts of Love and Kindness to honor and remember the tragedy that occurred one year ago.
All around Orlando there will be events and ceremonies in honor of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Here is a list of everything going on:
The Orange County History Center Public Gallery Display
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The expanded One Orlando Collection and Digital Gallery will include images of items collected at the Pulse memorial sites in their current state. Pieces from the One Orlando Collection will feature artwork from the community and international support. The Gallery Display will be available for viewing from June 12 to June 17. Admission is free.
The Orange County Administration Center Community-wide Observance Unveiling of the Sea-to-Sea Flag
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs requested Section 93 of the legendary Sea-to-Sea Rainbow Flag be displayed on June 17, 2016 at the Orange County Adminsitration Building in tribute to the lives taken in the Pulse attack.
Pulse Nightclub Public Community Gathering Reflections and Remembrance
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Throughout the day supporters are welcome to visit Pulse Nightclub to honor the legacies of the 49 victims, their families and the survivors. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be a ceremony including community speakers, reflective prayers, a reading of the 49 names, a display of 49 wreaths and music by Violectric. The Inspiration Orlando mural, our Angel Force, Hang-a-Heart, Stars of Hope and comfort dogs will all be present at the ceremony.
Lake Eola Park Amphitheater Orlando Love: Remembering Our Angels
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan and other leaders and officials will hold a ceremony at Lake Eola Park. The ceremony will include speeches and remarks from community leaders, musical performances by Olga Tañón and Sisaundra Lewis, and a memorial reading of the 49 names of those who were taken during the tragedy.
Pulse Nightclub Public Community Gathering Moments of Hope and Healing
10 p.m. – midnight
At 10 p.m. the community is invited to gather at Pulse nightclub for a series of prayer, live music, inspirational dance and reflection.
For more information on any of these events visit the Orange County website.