Columbus community leaders to hold Pray for Orlando rally Tuesday

Columbus community leaders to hold Pray for Orlando rally Tuesday

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Community leaders will be holding a united vigil for the people who lost their lives in the tragic nightclub shooting in Orlando on June 12.

The Columbus United for Orlando Remembrance and Candlelight Vigil Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Government Center near the Springer Opera House side courtyard.

People are encouraged to bring flowers, their pride colors to lay and candles if available.  Speakers, a moment of silence and a prayer will be held

"Come support pride in the LGBT lives of all those affected by this monumental tragedy that shall be echoed throughout history when hate reached a new height in America," the press release said. "Everyone come and let's stand united for Orlando and every person everywhere persecuted from hatred and violence."

Special guest speakers include:

  • Nichole Red Tanner LGBT Liaison to the NAACP
  • Kayla Brown Vigil Creator
  • Jeremy Hobbs COLGAY Pride, Community Leader
  • Activist Patricia Lassiter

Other guests will along with more to be scheduled as we speak. Prayer will be held by New Covenant Church, of Columbus, GA, Pastor Colley Williams. Leaders of faith, members of leadership and many others will share their thoughts and words.

"Your presence will send a message around the world we will not give into terror in America and on Tuesday We Stand in Unity with Orlando!" the release says. "On Tuesday, we will stand together united for human life.

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