In a world with so many widespread issues filling our minds and news feeds, it might be hard to remember that the fourth anniversary of one of the worst days in our area’s history is coming up on Friday.

The Pulse Nightclub tragedy, what the FBI would eventually call a “radicalized hate crime”, took place early in the morning of June 12, 2016, when 49 club goers were tragically killed and dozens more were injured in what was, for about a year, the deadliest mass shooting in American history. It kicked off a wave of memorials in Central Florida around the country.

As the city has done on June 12 every year since the shooting, the community will come together to remember the fallen and comfort their friends and family. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, the public event will be held virtually at 7 p.m. live on the onePULSE Foundation’s Facebook and YouTube pages. The Pulse site will be open Friday for families of the victims, survivors and first responders.

We at Positively Osceola will stop to remember the victims and their families and friends on June 12th.