• Remembering the 49: Orlando to mark 3 years since Pulse nightclub massacre

    By: WFTV.com

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - Wednesday will mark three years since a gunman murdered 49 people, injured 53 others and traumatized hundreds more at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

    Survivors, victims' relatives, first responders and residents will gather Wednesday for a series of events to celebrate the lives of those who died in the June 12, 2016, mass shooting.

    Tolling of the bells

    Bells will be tolled 49 times, beginning at noon, to commemorate the lives of each person who died in the shootings at the gay nightclub.

    St. James Catholic Cathedral and First United Methodist Church of Orlando are among the more than 600 churches worldwide that are expected to partake in the observance.

    Remembrance ceremony

    The third annual remembrance ceremony will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the shuttered club.

    The event, which is open to the public, will be streamed live on wftv.com and Facebook Live.

    Who we lost

    Click here to learn more about the 49 victims in English, and click here to learn more about them in Spanish.

    Orlando police officers outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016. 20 people died and 42 were injured. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
    Orlando police officers outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016. 20 people died and 42 were injured. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

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