Vigil held in New City for Orlando shooting victims
Dozens came together outside the Rockland County Courthouse Wednesday night to remember the victims killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre and to pray for peace.
A bell rang 49 times to signify the number of deaths in the attack at the Pulse nightclub, which also left at least 50 people injured.
"This community is in pain. Not just one segment, but the entire community is in pain," said Rockland County Executive Ed Day. "This is a horrific attack on our country."
Rockland's human rights commissioner , Dr. Penny Jennings, organized the vigil and said it gave people the chance to stand in solidarity with those who lost loved ones.
Among those who took the podium were faith leaders from across the community and members of the LGBT community.
News 12 is told a new LGBT center will open in Nyack on July 1 located on South Franklin Street.
It will offer support groups, counseling services and more.