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A rainbow rose over the Pulse nightclub memorial on the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at the Orlando venue




Orlando police shared a video of Saturday’s event claiming that the colorful rainbow was seen moments after Nancy Alvarez, a CNN-affiliated WFTV anchor, spoke at the memorial service.

“If you see a rainbow, call it out, point it out, stop the ceremony, do what you have to do, because that will be our (present) saying,” Alvarez said.

On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire on the nightclub, killing 49 people on Latin night at the popular gay venue.

On Saturday, people gathered in Orlando to remember the murders and honor those who survived the shooting.

He rainbow flag has become a universal symbol for the LGBTQ movement and is a symbol of hope and peace.
In 2016, while reading the names of the 49 victims at a vigil in Orlando, a photographer captured an image of a flock of flying birds. When he counted the birds in his frame, he told CNN he was really surprised: there were 49 of them.

“Seeing the birds made me feel a peace about the tragedy,” the photographer told CNN in 2016. She asked to remain anonymous, because she would prefer people to be focused on the victims of the tragedy.