Orlando officials reveal plans for Pulse anniversary

ORLANDO, Fla. — ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando and Orange County officials want the first anniversary next June of the Pulse nightclub massacre to be marked with acts of love and kindness.

Elected officials on Monday said that June 12 officially would be dedicated as "Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness."

Officials also announced a series of events planned throughout the day on June 12.

An exhibit of artwork collected from memorial sites set up around Orlando after the massacre will be shown at the Orange County History Center, followed by a memorial service at the site of the former gay nightclub.

Another memorial ceremony will be held in the evening around downtown Orlando's Lake Eola.

Forty-nine people died in the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history; dozens more were injured.

Our community will never forget June 12. Today, I join Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to announce that June 12 will officially be "Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness," dedicated to honoring the memory of the 49 innocent victims taken at Pulse, supporting survivors and recognizing the compassion and love that was displayed by the Central Florida community following the tragedy.

Posted by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer on Monday, March 27, 2017