ORLANDO, Fla. – Monday marks six months since the tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub. For many, it is a day of remembrance and reflection.
On the morning of June 12 gunman Omar Mateen opened fire inside the nightclub, killing 49 people and injuring 53. The mass shooting was the largest in U.S. history.
Members of the community took to social media Monday to honor the lives lost, and to remember the event that changed Orlando forever.
On the 6th month anniversary of the Pulse terror attack that took 49 innocent lives, we remember & pray for each victim & their families.— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) December 12, 2016
Today is six months since the Pulse tragedy. I am so proud that we haven't been defined by hate. We've been defined by love and compassion.— Mayor Buddy Dyer (@orlandomayor) December 12, 2016
This morning was very emotional. To the beautiful 49 we will never forget and continue to keep your pulse... https://t.co/67BrLUeu3f— Pulse Orlando (@pulseorlando) December 12, 2016