Photos from Orlando’s two-year remembrance ceremony honoring the 49 people killed at Pulse
Hundreds gathered in the streets near the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando on Tuesday to honor the memory of the 49 people killed by a gunman in a mass shooting on June 12, 2016.
The remembrance ceremony dripping in rainbows was organized by the onePULSE Foundation and featured dances, songs and a special video dedicated to the victims that included messages about their hopes and dreams from loved ones. Mourners also expressed their continued support for the LGBTQ community and the 68 injured survivors of the mass shooting, many of whom are still dealing with medical issues two years after the massacre.
"Pulse was a violent act carried out by an individual, but the response has been made up by thousands and thousands – maybe even millions – of individuals deciding to show what the opposite of evil looks like," Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer told the crowd. "And it looks like love. Today we again showed what love looks like."
June 12, 2018