Faith Groups Plan Third Vigil for Orlando Victims in Dupont Circle
More than 30 faith-based groups will hold a candlelight vigil in Dupont Circle tonight, the third to occur in the park since the tragedy where a man shot and killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Members from churches and organizations that include Foundry Methodist Church, National City Christian Church and St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church will lead attendees in a prayer to remember the victims of the shooting. Nearly 1.6K people have RSVPed on Facebook to attend the vigil.
“On the heels of the gatherings outside the White House and the Capitol Building on Sunday evening, several faith communities will be gathering to join in prayer for those lost and affected by the senseless tragedy in Orlando,” reads the Facebook event post. “Names of the supporting faith communities will be updated and added as they commit to join this event.”
Dupont Circle has in the past three days become a focal point for D.C.’s outpouring of support and love. The fountain is now a makeshift memorial composed of signs, colored beads, photographs and flowers.
Photo courtesy of Lee Granados