Details released for virtual Pulse remembrance ceremony
ORLANDO, Fla. This year, the Pulse interim will be closed to the general public on June 12 and instead a remembrance ceremony to honor those killed in the 2016 mass shooting will be held online. In the past, thousands have gathered at the site of the tragedy on June 12 to mark another year since 49 lives were claimed at the gay nightclub. Now, due to coronavirus social distancing guidelines, the annual ceremony will be pre-recorded and placed on the onePulse Foundation Facebook page and YouTube channel at 7 p.m. Friday. Although the interim memorial will be closed to the public starting at 10 p.m. Thursday until Saturday morning, it will be open to first responders, survivors and family members of the victims. We ask the community to join together again, in a different way this year, as a symbol of strength and solidarity in the face of tragedy, forever proving: We will not let hate win.Those who participate in the virtual ceremony are asked to share their thoughts and reflections using #WeWillNotLetHateWin on social media.