Honor the victims, not the shooter

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Our nation and the world are still grieving for those 49 people killed in Orlando. Some people are at a loss as to what to do – so they’re showing their support on social media.
Orlando-related hashtags have been at the top of trends world-wide since Sunday. #PrayersforOrlando and #OrlandoUnited on a constant stream through Twitter, from regular people to celebrities to politicians.

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Also popular on social media, pictures of monuments and landmarks drenched in rainbow colors. Here at home, the Prince George’s County Police Department Twitter account posted this video of flags flying at half-staff.

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-It was a similar sight in Fairfax County, where flags lowered in front of the word “LOVE.” Bridges in Nashville, Buffalo and Sydney, Australia were a-glow as well. In Tel Aviv, the mayor posted a picture of City Hall lit up with the USA flag and the flag of the LGBTQ community. Paris was no exception, the iconic Eiffel Tower also a shining tribute.

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The faces of the 49 people who were killed in Orlando compiled on USA Today.com, as a way for people to honor the victims, not the shooter. To read their stories, see their faces, remember their names.

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-There’s Jonathan Camuy, a journalist from Puerto Rico.
-Xavier Rosado, a dancer for Disney and a father of 1.
-Kimberly – KJ Morris, who moved to Orlando from Hawaii two months ago to help her grandmother and mother. She loved basketball and worked as a bouncer at Pulse.
-Edward Sotomayor, known as “Top Hat Eddie,” because he always wore a black top hat to events. He loved to travel and is remembered as a someone who loved to make people laugh.

The full list is available here.

How are you honoring the victims of Orlando?

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