It's hard to believe that it's been a year since a tragic event rocked our community to it's core. Since then we, as a collective, have come together in the name of love and chosen to turn our backs to hate. While this day will forever be difficult for so many, Orlando is stronger and even more united because of it. Today, Orlando United Day, is about coming together and remembering those 49 lives that were taken too soon. To honor them, there are asking everyone to do one act, to show love and kindness. It can be as small as smiling at 49 people, buying a stranger a coffee, or taking a moment to hold the door for someone. Take that moment to connect with those around you. Here are some other ways to get involved:
- OneBlood.org also has a list of donation centers and locations for mobile blood centers around town.
- The Orange County History Center is hosting the expanded One Orlando Collection and Digital Gallery. The Gallery Display is available for viewing from June 12 through June 17. Admission is free.
- This evening a remembrance ceremony, Orlando Love: Remembering Our Angels, will take place at the Amphitheater at Lake Eola, starting at 7pm. The event will include remarks by community leaders, musical performances, and the reading of the 49 names.
- From 10pm until midnight, the community is invited to conclude the evening with a series of prayer, live music, inspirational dance and reflection at Pulse Nightclub.