Rose Parade float will honor Pulse shooting victims

Pulse Nightclub Shooting
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ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) — A float in the Rose Parade will honor the victims and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles commissioned the float for Monday’s parade in Pasadena, California.

Foundation spokesman Ged Kenslea said the float honors the 49 people killed in the June 12 shootings. He said it also signals the ongoing fight against “homophobia that could have contributed to this massacre.”

Three survivors of the shooting, Pulse co-owner Barbara Poma and Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan will ride on the float.

Everything on the float is made or covered with flowers. Messages of condolence will hang on the float along with the words, “To Honor and Remember Orlando.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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