Orlando recalls lives lost 5 years after the Pulse nightclub shooting – WFTV


ORLANDO, Florida – This Saturday celebrates five years since the Pulse nightclub shooting in which an armed man killed 49 people and wounded 53 others.

People are expected to visit the memorial all week to show their respect for the lives lost on that terrible day.

For many, the Pulse Memorial is a place that arouses strong emotions.

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Nicole Lee walked around the memorial on Sunday and captured a video with photos on her phone showing the community mourning and gathering after the shooting.

“That, that is very hard and deep,” said Lee.

It’s the first time the army veteran and her wife see it.

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“This is special for so many reasons. And no church deserves this ever to happen and feel attacked, ”Lee said.

Over on Church Street, people gathered in a restaurant for the annual charity drag show “Hete Men, Real Makeup”.

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The event is one of many Orlando events benefiting the onePULSE Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to building a national monument and museum for Pulse.

See more in the video above.

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Janet Smith