Community Holds Vigil For Victims of Orlando Mass Shooting

Sunday night, Dozens of Victoria Residents came together at Unitarian Universalist Church to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. This vigil, was only one of many planned around the nation for Sunday evening. Dozens of Victoria residents gathered, sang songs, hymns, and spoke words of encouragement. At the vigil those who spoke urged attendees to take their outrage and use it to call for action. and, as one speaker reminded them, “hate will never win.”

“It seems like every week we hear of a mass shooting. I think it has to stop, and we need to come together in solidarity and love,” says Event Organizer Glenda Walker.

Attendees here say it’s important that the community comes together in solidarity in a tragedies such as this.