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TAMIU Vigil For Those Lost In Orlando

Photos by I.M. Kero, who also contributed to this report.  June 12th, 2016 marked a tragic day in American history, as the country mourned its most fatal mass shooting to date. Forty-nine individuals lost their lives in a massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The perpetrator, Omar Mateen, later died in a standoff with police. Forty more victims were hospitalized, many of them in critical condition. In wake of this tragedy, the victims, their families, and the LGBTQ+ community have received an outpouring of support from across the globe. There was no shortage of support from students and faculty at Texas A&M International University. A vigil was held on the evening of June 16th in the Student Center courtyard to honor the victims and serve as a symbol of allyship. Students and faculty were vocal in their sadness as well as their support in this time of mourning. Continue reading “TAMIU Vigil For Those Lost In Orlando”