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Hundreds mark one month since Pulse shooting

Interfaith event in Kissimmee features prayer, music, reflection

KISSIMMEE, Fla.

A group of Muslims, Christians and people of other religions gathered in Osceola County Monday night to mark one month since the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Organizers say the night out for the victims started on June 11 with the shooting happening early on the morning of June 12, explaining why they decided have their ceremony on Monday.

The even, titled "United We Remember," featured music, speakers and a moment of silence for the 49 victims of the attack.

One of the survivors was in the room with the audience.

"Oh, it seems like it was just yesterday," said Orlando Torres.

On Monday night, Torres portrayed one of the angels that created a wall around the exhibition hall in a show of unity.

He told News 6 he tries to attend as many vigils as he can. He doesn't work, so Pulse has now become his new purpose.

"God left me here on Earth for some reason -- here to help support and console. I get to go to the vigils, the benefits and funerals, unfortunately," he said.  "I haven't been working, just to support all of this."

 


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