Rochester Residents Attend Vigil for Orlando Victims
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A vigil was held in Rochester Sunday in honor of the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
The event was held at Rochester’s Peace Plaza. Several dozen people turned out and some spoke, including Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede.
The event began around 9 p.m. and ran about an hour.
Meanwhile, the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis will be lighted with rainbow colors this week in honor of the victims. Governor Mark Dayton issued the order Sunday. He has also ordered all US and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings through sunset Thursday.
"The horrific act of hatred and terror in Orlando was an unfathomable attack upon all of humanity. Our hearts go out to the innocent victims of that heinous assault. Following the Order by President Obama that all federal flags be flown at half-staff until sunset on June 16, 2016 as a mark of respect for the victims, I hereby order that all flags of the State of Minnesota also be flown at half-staff for that same period of time."