It has been six-months since a gunman opened fire in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, leaving 49 people dead and dozens more injured.
It was the deadliest shooting in recent U.S. history.
The gates that surround the club opened for the first time since the shooting early Monday.
A candlelight vigil was held at 2:02 a.m. to mark the moment when the shooting began. Survivors, relatives of the victims and Pulse employees gathered to light 49 candles to remember the lives lost.
— Ashley Yore (@AshleyYore) December 12, 2016
Just after 3 a.m., Pulse Orlando posted on their twitter account that the early morning vigil was very emotional.
The gates will reopen to the public at 5:30 p.m. and a second ceremony, called "Remembering Our Angels," is planned for 6:15 p.m.
The vigil will include a prayer by Rev. Cynthia Alice Anderson of Christ Church Unity and the Orlando Gay Chorus is set to perform at 7 p.m.
The Orange County Regional History Center will also hold a remembrance ceremony from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.
— Pulse Orlando (@pulseorlando) December 10, 2016
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