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As we nearJune 12, exactly one year since the Pulse Tragedy, the people of Orlando remember and honor the memories of the 49 innocent lives lost. In a city that opens its arms to millions of visitors from around the globe every year, we strive to spread love, kindness, acceptance and hospitality now more than ever, in their memories.

The Orlando community is planning dozens of events and tributes to recognize the day. Here are just a few:

  • June 12, 2017: Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness
    The City of Orlando and Orange County Government, in collaboration with Pulse, formally dedicated June 12 to the memory and honor of the 49 innocent lives taken at Pulse, reaffirming the community's commitment to survivors and loved ones, as well as recognizing the global compassion and love displayed in the wake of the tragedy.

  • In partnership with the One Orlando Alliance, Orlando Mayor Dyer and Orange County Mayor Jacobs are encouraging residents and businesses both locally and around the world to join with others in Acts of Love and Kindness to continue the unity that followed the tragedy.  

  • June 12, 2017: Free Admission to the Orange County History Center
    Admission to the Orange County History Center will be free for this day, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., for guests to pay respects through the expanded One Orlando Collection and Digital Gallery which includes images of individual items collected at the Pulse memorial sites in their current state in preservation.

  • June 12, 2017: Reflections and Remembrance at Pulse Nightclub
    Throughout the day, members of the community 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 various community speakers, reflective prayers, a reading of the 49 names, a display of 49 wreaths and music by Violectric.

  • June 12, 2017: Orlando Love: Remembering Our Angels at Lake Eola Park Amphitheater
    Community leaders and elected officials will hold a one-year remembrance ceremony at Lake Eola Park at 7 p.m. The ceremony, Orlando Love: Remembering Our Angels, will include remarks by community leaders, musical performances by Olga Tañón and Sisaundra Lewis along with a memorial reading of the 49 names of those who were taken during the June 12 tragedy.

  • June 12, 2017: Pulse Hunger Project at FCE's Central Florida headquarters
    The City of Orlando and Feeding Children Everywhere will join together on June 12 at FCE's Central Florida headquarters to package 490,000 meals (10,000 for each of the 49 people lost). The meals will be distributed to families in the victims' native countries and in Orlando.

  • Through June 14, 2017: The 49 Portraits Project at Orlando City Hall's Terrace Gallery
    The 49 Portraits Project is made up of a group of 49 artists across the country who created portraits to honor the innocent Pulse nightclub victims and to give as gifts to their families. All 49 portraits will be on display at Orlando City Hall's Terrace Gallery from May 1 - June 14.


    For more information about remembrance events, please visit orlandounitedday.com, and learn more about Orlando's drive to create safe spaces for the LGBTQ community here.

 

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