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Friday, June 17, 2016

Vigil forOrlando shooting victims tonight

Participant in a Los Angeles vigil displays a rainbow fist.
(Imge: Religion News Service)

A vigil for the Orlando shooting victims is set for tonight, 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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