Fort Lauderdale

Touching Tribute for Orlando Held in Fort Lauderdale

People across the country are showing their support for the victims who lost their lives or were injured in the terror and hate attack in Orlando.

Hundreds gathered at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale Friday for a moving tribute, bringing light to one of the darkest days in our nation's history.

The City of Fort Lauderdale proclaimed it's united with Orlando, as it stands for equality.

"America's about equality, America's about fairness, America's about equal opportunity," Vice Mayor Dean Trantalis said during the program.

Hundreds took time out of their day to listen to a number of public speakers champion for the LGBTQ community, and the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

"We will not allow a crazy individual to define who we are as Floridians, who we are as South Floridians or who we are as members of our human race," Mayor Jack Seiler expressed.

As the city came together to heal from this massacre, elected officials like Debbie Wasserman-Schultz rallied the crowd to turn moments of silence into action. Her speech received a thunderous applause when talking about banning assault weapons.

"They should not be able commit the carnage that happened on Sunday with a weapon of mass destruction," she said.

To donate to the OneOrlando Fund established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, click here.

There has also been a GoFundMe page put in place for the victims, which has raised more than $5 million.

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