(Image via ocfl.net)
Via ABC News: As we near the one-year anniversary of the Pulse mass shooting, Orlando city officials are declaring June 12 Orlando United Day — A Day of Love and Kindness.
The city and Pulse stated in a joint release:
This announcement formally dedicates June 12 to the memory and honor of the 49 innocent lives taken at Pulse, reaffirms the community’s commitment to survivors and loved ones, as well as recognizes the global compassion and love displayed in the wake of the tragedy.
Events planned for the day will include a memorial service at the site of Pulse and one at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando.
On the newly created site ocfl.net, Orlando's Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a video:
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, in the same video, said:
As we prepare for the anniversary of Pulse, the world is working to honor 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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