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June 12th: A day of unity and remembrance of "the 49"


June 12th, 2016.

It was the most violent day in Central Florida history. Early that Sunday morning, a gunman shot and killed 49 people and wounded 53 others at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. It was a shocking, horrific event that left the community heartbroken, numb and weary.

And Apopka was not immune to the tragedies, as Miguel Angel Honorato, Sr. and Eddie Justice were both shot and killed that night.

Apopka, Orlando, Central Florida, the nation, and the global community mourned the tragedy.

But today, June 12th, 2017, Central Florida will remember and come together to mourn "the 49", but also to celebrate their lives on the first anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

Below is a list of events in remembrance of the victims:

If you go:

The Orange County History Center

Public Gallery Display

The Expanded One Orlando Collection and Digital Gallery

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The expanded One Orlando Collection and Digital Gallery includes images of individual items collected at the Pulse memorial sites in their current state in preservation. Curated pieces from the One Orlando Collection will feature community artwork and international support that was received following the tragedy. The Gallery Display is available for viewing from June 12 through June 17. Admission is free.

The Orange County Administration Center

Community-wide Observance

Unveiling of the Sea-to-Sea Flag

10 a.m.

At the direction and request of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Section 93 of the legendary Sea-to-Sea Rainbow Flag was originally displayed on June 17, 2016, at the Orange County Administration Building, in tribute to the lives taken at Pulse and in support of freedom lovers worldwide. The Sea-to-Sea Flag, which is also known as “The Sacred Cloth,” has become a globally-recognized symbol of the LGBTQ movement, symbolizing acceptance, understanding, education, solidarity, and inclusion.

Pulse Nightclub

Public Community Gathering

Reflections and Remembrance

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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. The Inspiration Orlando mural, our Angel Force, Hang-a-Heart, Stars of Hope and Comfort dogs will be present.

Lake Eola Park Amphitheater

Orlando Love: Remembering Our Angels

7 p.m.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan and other community leaders and elected officials will hold a one-year remembrance ceremony at Lake Eola Park. 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.

Pulse Nightclub

Public Community Gathering

Moments of Hope and Healing

10 p.m. – midnight

At 10 p.m., the community is invited to conclude the evening with a series of prayer, live music, inspirational dance, and reflection.

Stanley Almodovar III

Amanda L. Alvear

Oscar A. Aracena Montero

Rodolfo Ayala Ayala

Alejandro Barrios Martinez

Martin Benitez Torres

Antonio Davon Brown

Darryl Roman Burt II

Jonathan A. Camuy Vega

Angel Candelario-Padro

Simón Adrian Carrillo Fernández

Juan Chavez Martinez

Luis Daniel Conde

Cory James Connell

Tevin Eugene Crosby

Franky Jimmy DeJesus Velázquez

Deonka Deidra Drayton

Mercedez Marisol Flores

Juan Ramon Guerrero

Peter Ommy Gonzalez Cruz

Paul Terrell Henry

Frank Hernandez

Miguel Angel Honorato

Javier Jorge Reyes

Jason Benjamin Josaphat

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice

Anthony Luis Laureano Disla

Christopher Andrew Leinonen

Brenda Marquez McCool

Jean Carlo Mendez Perez

Akyra Monet Murray

Kimberly Jean Morris

Jean Carlos Nieves Rodríguez

Luis Omar Ocasio Capo

Gerardo A. Ortiz Jimene

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera

Joel Rayon Paniagua

Enrique L. Rios Jr

Juan Pablo Rivera Velázquez

Yilmary Rodríguez Solivan

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano-Rosado

Gilberto R. Silva Menendez

Edward Sotomayor Jr

Shane Evan Tomlinson

Leroy Valentin Fernandez

Luis Sergio Vielma

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon

Jerald Arthur Wright

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