Orlando will celebrate Pulse tragedy anniversary with the day of kindness

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JUNE 21: A view of the Pulse Nightclub sign on June 21, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Orlando community continues to mourn deadly mass shooting at gay club. The Orlando community continues to mourn the June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in what is being called the worst mass shooting in American history, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people at the popular gay nightclub early last Sunday. Fifty-three people were wounded in the attack which authorities and community leaders are still trying to come to terms with. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

The City of Orlando will mark the upcoming anniversary of the tragic shooting in the Pulse gay nightclub by holding A Day Of Love & Kindness in memory of 49 people killed in the mass shooting attack in Pulse nightclub caused by Omar Mateen. The first anniversary of the terrible event is approaching on June 12 this year, the event is planned to celebrate love and kindness for such tragedies never to repeat. “The City of Orlando and Orange County Government, in collaboration with Pulse, have jointly designated June 12, 2017, as ‘Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness’. June 12 will be dedicated to honoring the memory of the 49 innocent Pulse victims, supporting survivors and recognizing the compassion and love that was displayed by the Central Florida community following the tragedy. Orlando United Day is an opportunity to join with others in Acts of Love and Kindness to continue the unity that followed the tragedy. Engaging in these activities on June 12 is a respectful and loving way to remember and honor the lives of those taken and to show compassion to those who need support. To remember the victims and honor the survivors, a number of community events and activities will take place on Monday, June 12, 2017,” the announcement says.

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