Tag Archives: pulse

Mourners Mark First Anniversary of Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting

Artist Yuriy Karabash hugs a family member of a victim of the shooting in front of his mural that commemorates the one-year anniversary at the memorial service for victims of the mass shooting at Pulse.

The mural features the 49 victims placed in individual rainbow colored hearts. Hand prints of first responders, along with the victims’ closest friends and relatives, are placed around the paintings of the victims to give remembrance and pay respects.

Joe Burbank / Pool via Getty Images

Read more at: http://www.nbcnews.com/slideshow/mourners-mark-1st-anniversary-pulse-nightclub-mass-shooting-n771336

Pulse nightclub shooting: Remembering the tragedy – USA Today

Salton Sea is California’s biggest lake, appearing after a 1905 irrigation accident in the middle of the desert. But the salty, toxic water is slowly disappearing, leaving behind abandoned resorts and a looming environmental disaster. Duration: 02:3
Newslook

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/12/pulse-nightclub-shooting-remembering-tragedy/388376001/

One year after the worst mass shooting in US history, we remember Pulse nightclub

Salton Sea is California’s biggest lake, appearing after a 1905 irrigation accident in the middle of the desert. But the salty, toxic water is slowly disappearing, leaving behind abandoned resorts and a looming environmental disaster. Duration: 02:3
Newslook

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/12/pulse-nightclub-shooting-remembering-tragedy/388376001/

First of several services marks year since Pulse nightclub mass shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. — Church bells throughout Orlando will ring 49 times at noon Monday, a year after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Gov. Rick Scott ordered U.S. flags around Florida to be flown at half-staff, a giant rainbow flag will be unveiled at the Orange County government building, and three separate services at the Pulse nightclub will be held as well as a large evening gathering in the heart of downtown Orlando to honor the 49 patrons massacred at the gay nightclub.

The first service, closed to the public, was held for survivors, local officials and club employees, overlapping with the exact time gunman Omar Mateen began firing shots — a little after 2 a.m. on June 12, 2016 — during “Latin Night” at Pulse, reports CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV.

“Just after 1 a.m. the angels walked through the parking lot and surrounded the nightclub,” the station says.

Read more at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/first-services-year-since-pulse-nightclub-mass-shooting-orlando/

Services will mark 1 year since Pulse nightclub massacre

ORLANDO, Fla. — Church bells will toll throughout the Orlando area as residents reflect on the 49 patrons killed during a massacre at Pulse nightclub in the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

Starting in the early hours Monday, and continuing almost 24 hours later, survivors, victims’ families, city officials and central Florida residents will remember the victims with four services.

Hundreds gathered on Saturday morning at the city’s Wadeview Park to participate in the “CommUNITY Rainbow Run” 4.9K race. Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma waved a sign as runners passed by that read: “We will not let hate win,” CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG reports.

Poma said community members are leaning on each other as the first anniversary of the shooting approaches.

“Orlando will always show how united we are,” she told the station.

Monday’s first service is closed to the public, and it’s being

Read more at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/pulse-nightclub-shooting-orlando-services-mark-1-year/

As Pulse mass shooting 1-year anniversary nears, victims remembered

The onePULSE Foundation, established following the mass shooting a year ago Monday at Orlando’s LGBT Pulse Nightclub, is honoring on social media this weekend the 49 men and woman who were killed by gunman Omar Mateen.

“Throughout the weekend the onePULSE Foundation will be paying tribute to each of the 49. #WeWillNotLetHateWin,” the onePulse Foundation tweeted Friday, followed by a series of tweets (see below) featuring one victim per tweet. Each photo is accompanied by the foundation’s slogan, “We will not let hate win.”

On June 12, 2016, gunman Omar Mateen opened fire inside Pulse with a semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm Glock pistol, killing 49 people and injuring 68 others, in one of the deadliest shooting sprees in U.S. history. Mateen was shot and killed by police after a three-hour standoff.

Authorities said he was self-radicalized over the Internet, and had pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Orlando

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/pulse-mass-shooting-year-anniversary-nears-victims-remembered/story?id=47954079

Victims remembered as Pulse 1-year anniversary nears

The onePULSE Foundation, established following the mass shooting a year ago Monday at Orlando’s LGBT Pulse Nightclub, is honoring on social media this weekend the 49 men and women who were killed by gunman Omar Mateen.

“Throughout the weekend the onePULSE Foundation will be paying tribute to each of the 49. #WeWillNotLetHateWin,” the onePulse Foundation tweeted Friday, followed by a series of tweets (see below) featuring one victim per tweet. Each photo is accompanied by the foundation’s slogan, “We will not let hate win.”

PHOTO: The onePULSE Foundation is remembering the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting attack by posting their photos to social media ahead of the attacks one-year anniversary on June 12, 2017.Twitter/onePULSEorg
The onePULSE Foundation is remembering the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting attack by posting their photos to social media

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/pulse-mass-shooting-year-anniversary-nears-victims-remembered/story?id=47954079

Pulse Ceremonies To Emphasize Unity A Year After Mass Shooting

A somber day of love and support is planned Monday at Pulse a year after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Three ceremonies are scheduled including a private one for survivors and family members at 1 a.m., close to the time when a gunman opened fire killing 49 and wounding more than 50.

Pulse owner Barbara Poma says there will be singing and prayer. The names of the dead will be read, and first responders and medical providers will be honored.

“What we’re trying to do on site is to show the world and our community that we come together to support each other.”

Two other services at 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. are open to the public on a limited basis, considering space constraints within the fence surrounding the gay nightclub.

A OneBlood bus will be at the site for four days gathering donations.


Read more at: http://www.wmfe.org/pulse-ceremonies-to-emphasize-unity-a-year-after-mass-shooting/74336

Orlando Heartbreak: Remembering the Pulse Shooting’s 49 Victims as the 1-Year Anniversary Approaches

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on June 14, 2016. PEOPLE is republishing it ahead of Monday’s one-year anniversary of the Pulse mass shooting, which claimed 49 lives before the gunman’s death.

One was known for his relentless positivity and the top-hat he wore to events. Another was a professional dancer who had traveled the world. Another professional dancer was a father to a 5-year-old child.

The victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, had diverse backgrounds and interests. But all came to Pulse expecting a fun night out at a place known for its inclusive spirit, and all became victims of what authorities are calling the worst mass shooting in United States history, which killed 49 innocent people.

Orlando has set up a website to identify victims

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/orlando-pulse-shooting-tributes-to-49-victims/