City of Orlando, Orange County proclaim June 12 ‘Orlando United Day’

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ABOVE: Artwork from Orlando County Regional History Center’s 2018 exhibit “Another Year Passes: Orlando After the Pulse Nightclub Massacre.” (Photo by Layla Ferris)

ORLANDO | Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, along with the Orlando City Commissioners and Orange County Commissioners jointly proclaimed June 12, 2019 to be “Orlando United Day.”

“As we approach the three-year mark of the Pulse tragedy, our community continues to honor the 49 innocent lives taken on June 12, 2016, and support the survivors and victims’ families,” said Dyer. “I am proud to join Mayor Demings to proclaim this June 12 as ‘Orlando United Day’ in the City of Orlando and Orange County and help show that we are still responding to that hateful act with love, compassion and unity.”

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Orlando United: Love Letters to Strangers

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Join us on Orlando United Day to hand-write encouraging notes to be placed around the city or sent to someone in need of a boost. The World Needs More Love Letters is an organization that encourages everyone to write empowering and uplifting letters to strangers.

Pulse lawsuit against employer, wife moved to state court

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A lawsuit brought by victims of the Pulse massacre against the gunman’s employer and wife was withdrawn from federal court and filed in state court in South Florida March 27.

Attorneys for 61 Pulse victims and family members of those killed filed the lawsuit in state court in Palm Beach County, just days after a federal judge said in an order that he doubted federal court was the proper jurisdiction for the case.

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June 12 named ‘Orlando United Day,’ will honor Pulse victims

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The City of Orlando, Orange County and Pulse Orlando announced June 12, 2017 — the one-year anniversary of the Pulse shooting — will be designated “Orlando United Day: A Day of Love and Kindness,” according to OCFL.net.

“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,” the website reads.

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