ORLANDO, Fla. — Sunday marks exactly six years since the Pulse nightclub terror attack, on the same day of the week, when 49 people were killed when a gunman opened fire.
Throughout the month, the city and various organizations have hosted events to honor those who were lost and affected by the tragedy. More events will take place on Sunday in remembrance of the day.
The six-year Pulse remembrance ceremony will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Pulse Interim Memorial on South Orange Avenue. If you can’t attend in person, the ceremony can also be viewed live on the onePULSE Foundation Facebook page.
The annual tradition of 49 bells ringing at First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., continues this year at noon.
Following the bells ceremony at the church, there will be an event titled “For Us, By Us: A Tribute to Those Surviving & Fighting for Change.”
Organized by Contigo Fund, it’s scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the third floor of First United Methodist.
The event was originally set to take place at the Lake Eola Amphitheater but was moved due to weather.
In addition, the Orange County Regional History Center will host its 49 Pulse memorial crosses through Sunday in honor of the 49 lives lost and all others impacted. Admission to the museum is free during this time.
A Remembrance Day memorial blood drive with OneBlood will also take place Sunday at Orlando City Hall from noon to 5 p.m. and the Pulse Interim Memorial from noon to 8 p.m. The worship service beforehand will begin at 11 a.m. and will include songs by the Orlando Gay Chorus.
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