Marquette vigil honors Orlando victims

Published: Jun. 13, 2016 at 10:20 PM EDT
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As police continue to investigate the Orlando shooting, many in the U.P. are taking time to support those that are more than 1,500 miles away. Monday in Marquette, community members gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Marquette Commons.

The vigil was held to remember and honor the victims of the tragedy in Orlando. It was organized by U.P. Rainbow Pride, a non-profit organization supporting the LGBT community. After a moment of silence, people took turns saying prayers, and sharing their thoughts on the shooting in Orlando.

"You're reaction can be to be scared and go behind closed doors, well, my reaction was I'm going to cry today, but tomorrow, I'm going to be stronger, I'm going to do this harder, I'm going to make our pride fest better and use this as a growing point," said Carl Hultquist, Board Member for U.P. Rainbow Pride.

Similar vigils have been held or are planned across the nation.