The Orlando Sentinel reports:
As he walked up to the Pulse nightclub, memories of last June clouded Ramses Tinoco’s head. He still remembered hearing the gunshots. He remembered running for his life.
But the place that has haunted him for a year was different early Monday. Dozens of angels stood guard outside, their wings made of PVC pipes and flowing white fabric. People lit candles, hugged and talked about their memories at the club before it became the place where 49 people were killed and another 68 injured.
Tinoco stood shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of others as the names of each victim was called at 2:02 a.m. – the exact time the attack began one year ago. A few family members stepped forward to say the name of the person they lost.
The early morning ceremony, which began at 1:45 a.m., was open only to survivors, family members, or loved ones of the 49 people who were killed there a year ago. Hundreds more gathered outside the fence surrounding the building.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 12, 2017
— Emilee Speck (@EMSpeck) June 12, 2017
RIGHT NOW: 49 people dressed as angels stand out front of Pulse honoring the men and women killed one year ago today. pic.twitter.com/dw9cgCUIpm
— Kara Duffy (@KaraDuffyCBS12) June 12, 2017