Remembering Pulse six months later

By : Watermark Staff
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Though it still remains so fresh in our minds and equally hard to believe, the six-month marker of the hate crime that shook Orlando, and indeed the whole world, is coming quickly.

Monday, Dec. 12, several events will be popping up to honor the 49 killed and the 53 injured on June 12 at Pulse Orlando. Some of us at Watermark are still numbed by the incident, and many in the community are still grieving. But, as we do, we will carry on with vigilance and with respect for those who left us far too soon in far too ugly a manner.

Check back for more events (there are several in the offing throughout the day), but these are the two main ones planned for the city. Love one another.

Pulse Remembrance Ceremony

Monday, Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m.

Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando 32801

Orange County and the city of Orlando will honor the victims, families and survivors of the Pulse shooting with a special six-month ceremony at the Orange County Regional History Center this Monday. Both Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will be in attendance and providing remarks. Special performances by the Orlando Gay Chorus and The Voice’s Sissaundra. RSVP at OCFL.net/PulseRemembrance.

Pulse Remembering Our Angels

Monday, Dec. 12, gates open 1:45 a.m., reopen 5:30 p.m.

Pulse, 1912 S. Orange Ave., Orlando 32806

The owners of Pulse will be opening the fence gates around the nightclub on the six-month mark of the shooting to hold a candlelight vigil and moment of silence at 2:02 a.m. The gates will be reopened at 5:30 p.m. for the Remembering the Angel event. Rev. Cynthia Alice Anderson of Christ Church Unity and Pastor Terri Steed Pierce of Joy MCC will both be speaking, as well as a performance for the Orlando Gay Chorus and an appearance by the Orlando Angels of Action presented by The Center.

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