Published On: Mon, Jun 13th, 2016

Riverside Vigil Held Monday in New Hope to Commemorate Lives Lost in Orlando Massacre

Vigil for Orlando - New Hope Free PressNew Hope Celebrates (NHC) hosted a riverside vigil Monday night at 8 p.m. to “stand together against this act of senseless violence and hatred, and remember the lives lost early Sunday morning.

A gunman early Sunday attacked Pulse Orlando, a gay-friendly dance club in Orlando, Fla., killing 49 and wounding 53, in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

“Tonight is an opportunity to come together and grieve over this act of terrorism,” said NHC President Sharon Fronabarger. “It is an opportunity for us to come together as a community, and be there for each other, as we come to terms with this senseless tragedy. It is an opportunity for us to stand in solidarity with the world, and for us to respond with love and support, rather than responding with hatred and anger.”

New Hope Free PressThe vigil was held from 8 to 8:30 p.m. in a grassy area overlooking the Delaware River next to Bucks County Playhouse, and was attended by several hundred people. The names of each of those killed in Orlando rang out over the solemn crowd.

 

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