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Today Orlando unites to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the horrific Pulse nightclub shooting

Today, Monday, June 12 is the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, a day that Orlando takes time to remember the 49 beautiful angels that were sadly taken from our community.

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Today is the anniversary of the horrific events that happened on June 12, 2016, a day that evil visited Orlando in the form of a gunman who entered Pulse Nightclub and killed 49 innocent people and wounded 53 more in what was at the time, the countries worst ever mass shooting. The Pulse Nightclub shooting is a horrific event that Orlando will never forget, an event that both devastated and brought our community together. This year is the seventh anniversary of the Pulse tragedy, and there is various commemorative events in the community to pause and remember.

49 Bells at First UMC Orlando

At 4 pm today, the annual 49 Bells Ceremony is held in the Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando.

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Inspiration Orlando United Mural

Free event at 5 pm today at the Orlando Museum of Art. The mural will also be on display in the rotunda of the Orlando Museum of Art from Tuesday, June 13 through Friday, June 16 during regular museum hours.

The mural was created by Michael Pilato, Yuriy Karabash, and Chimene Hurst and was created in tribute of the people who were taken during the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Pulse Remembrance Ceremony

Tonight the annual commemoration of the 49 lives lost at Pulse will be held indoors at the Doctor Phillips' Center's Steinmetz Hall. The Seven-Year Pulse Remembrance Ceremony will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. the event is free and open to the public, but guests have to go to the Dr. Phillips Website and reserve a ticket. The observance brings together the families of those whose lives were tragically taken and provides them a space to remember their loved ones in peace.

The ceremony also honors all who survived, the brave first responders and the trauma teams who sacrificed so much to save so many.

Remembrance Day Memorial Blood Drive with OneBlood

Today from 10 am to 78 pm, The BIG RED BUS will be parked in front of First United Methodist Church on S. Magnolia Ave.

All donors will receive a $20 eGift card, OneBlood limited edition PULSE T-Shirt and wellness check!

Donors can make an appointment using this link:

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