Monday, June 12, 2017 marks one year since the deadliest mass shooting in the United States. 49 innocent people lost their lives and more than 50 people were injured when Omar Mateen opened fire inside of Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando.
The day will be dedicated to honoring the memory of the 49 innocent victims, supporting the survivors and recognizing the compassion and love that was shown by the community following the tragedy.
- Orlando United Day: Share acts of love & kindness to continue unity one year after Pulse tragedy
- Orlando Ribbon Project: Wear a rainbow ribbon, spread message of love & hope on Pulse anniversary
- Blood drives hosted by OneBlood to honor victims of Pulse shooting
- Tampa native 'taking it one day at a time' after surviving Pulse attack
There will be events held throughout the Tampa Bay Area to remember the victims and honor the survivors of the tragedy.
On June 9, The Tampa Bay Rays will host the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field. They will salute Pulse nightclub survivors with a recognition on the field beginning at 6:30 p.m. as part of their Pride Night with the Rays. Get more info here.
A Night of Reflection featuring a candlelight vigil, local singers and speakers will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12 in Centennial Park Station in Ybor City. Get more info here.
A candlelight vigil for the Pulse nightclub shooting victims will start at 9 p.m. at Enigma Bar & Lounge in St. Petersburg. Get more info here.