Savannah Vigil for the Orlando Victims Promotes Love and Understanding

Less than 24 hours after the horrific killing in Orlando’s popular Pulse Bar, the Savannah
LGBT community came together to remember the victims and stand up to hatred, bigotry, and intolerance. Hosted by Savannah Pride and FCN, the vigil in Forsyth Park featured speakers, songs, prayer, and quiet fellowship. Speakers included Savannah’s Assistant Chief of Police, Julie Tolbert, the Reverend Candice Hardnett, and FCN Board Chair, Billy Wooten.

Recognized guests were Savannah Councilmen Carol Bell and Julian Miller, as well as County Commissioner Tony Center. A strong show of support from the community, approximately 300 in attendance, closed the memorial with candles and song, honoring the victims and our country, where such public events are allowed.