Dec. 12 Special Event.
Six-Month Remembrance of the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy.
WHO: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, the Orlando Gay Chorus, Singer/Songwriter Voice Contestant Sisaundra Lewis, the GLTB Center and the LGTBQ Alliance
WHAT: Dec. 12 marks as the six-month anniversary since the horrific Pulse nightclub tragedy which took 49 innocent lives and injured 58 people.
The event will include remarks by community leaders and musical performances, along with a memorial reading of the names of those who died during the June 12 tragedy.
This special event will also serve as kickoff for the opening of the 1st Floor Pulse Digital Gallery at the Orange County Regional History Center. The Digital Gallery will be located in a first floor alcove of the history center, and will feature a continuous loop of digital Pulse photos, including a viewing area open to the public at no cost.
In addition to the physical Digital Pulse Gallery, the online Digital Pulse Gallery will also formally debut Dec. 12.
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 12
WHERE: Orange County Regional History Center
History Center Plaza
65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
BRoll: At the close of the program, (6PM) as the Orlando Gay Chorus begins to sing, The Orange County Regional History Center will be lit in a beautiful show of rainbow colors, complemented by the Pulse Angel Wings (20 angels will be in attendance).
RSVP: Members of the media are asked to RSVP for planning purposes with Carrie.Proudit@ocfl.net. Media parking/staging for live and marked media trucks will be on Court Street (small road between History Center and Wall Street) – start time for parking will be made available later today. Risers will be in place for cameras.
The One Orlando Collection Initiative is a partnership between Orange County Government and the City of Orlando. Following the Pulse tragedy, Orange County’s Regional History Center became the repository and caretaker responsible for photographing, cataloguing, removing and preserving thousands of tribute items and mementos. To date, Orange County’s History Center estimates that they have collected nearly 5,000 pieces, curated from various public memorial sites throughout Central Florida.