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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Orlando shooting victims vigil update

A memorial for victims of the Orlando massacre.
(Image: Reuters)

Here are more details on the vigil for the Orlando shooting victims set for Friday evening, 7:30 PM on the steps of City Hall.

The vigil is being sponsored by S.T.A.G. and the City of Plainfield.

Residents are invited to bring their own candles or light source. Candles will be available at the vigil, courtesy of the United Church of Christ-Congregational.

Brief remarks will be offered by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, his chief of staff John Stewart, Jr., and Siddeeq El-Amin, a representative of the Muslim community.

The Rev. Damaris Ortega, pastor of the United Church of Christ-Congregational will offer a prayer, and the vigil will conclude with the reading of the names of the 49 victims. Anyone interested in helping to read the names should email

Organizers are also suggesting that members of Plainfield's LGBT community fly a Pride Flag this weekend.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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