Hundreds honor victims of worst mass shooting in USA history

At Lynch's direction, the Federal Bureau of Investigation edited a partial 28-minute transcript of a 911 call, redacting all references to the Islamic State.

Speeches from guest speakers and performances from the LGBTQ community at Lake Eola begin at 7 p.m.

Starting in the early hours Monday, and continuing nearly 24 hours later, survivors, victims' families, city officials and central Florida residents will remember the victims with four services.

As the names of the 49 patrons killed at Pulse nightclub were read, a person dressed as an angel took to the stage and a bell was rung.

The ceremony was one of four remembrance services that were planned. They shut down for an hour Monday evening to remember the victims and survivors of the shooting. "#OrlandoUnitedDay." Orlando Police Chief John Mina, in a video, called the night of the massacre "one of the darkest days in [his] 26 years at the Orlando Police Department". A fountain in the center of the park was lit in rainbow lights. The men argued with the officers that they had a right to be there.

"Even if we're not connected directly, we feel it directly, because it's who we are", said Gonzalez.

"June 12th marks the day where just one year ago some of the most horrific events unfolded inside pulse nightclub", she wrote on Instagram. Bill Nelson. "Isn't it interesting it had the opposite effect?"

"What a terrorist tries to do is divide us", said U.S. Sen. During a midday service, the Orlando Gay Chorus performed Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" and speakers talked less about the tragedy and more about how Orlando area residents came together in the aftermath.

Jim McDermott, a friend of one of the victims, was among those who returned to the club Monday.

Christopher Hansen, paying his respects, told the Orlando Sentinel that he managed to escape the nightclub but stayed outside to help the wounded on the night of the attack.

Church bells throughout Orlando will ring 49 times at noon Monday, a year after the worst mass shooting in modern US history. "As a blood receiver, I received blood from over 40 donors, and my blood is a rare type So for them to have that much in stock at that time it was pretty surprising", Xavier said.

That strength is now being used to move forward as locals remember those who lost their lives in the gay nightclub shooting that night in June. While people are commemorating the anniversary the world over, some are pointing out that the memory of the victims has been diminished.

"The pain is awful", Alejandro Barrios Martinez's mother told Local 10 News while visiting from Cuba.

Last year's Tony Awards were held on the day of the shooting and it was acknowledged throughout show.

Choking back sobs, Poma said she missed everything about Pulse, whose site will become a permanent memorial.

Pulse owner Barbara Poma spoke to the attendees: "Orlando is proof that love always win". My name is I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State, " he said in Arabic.

Trump, who has yet to acknowledge LGBT Pride Month, is also getting slammed for not including LGBTI people in his tweets since numerous victims were gay. "It left a solemn impact on our state that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives", Scott said on Friday, when announcing the new memorial day. The Kings visit the site once or twice a month for anyone who is willing to add a LGBTQ-friendly painted stone to the garden.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said the city will only partly be remembered for the shooting.

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