A vigil commemorating those killed and wounded in the recent attack on a gay night club in Orlando, FL, was held on June 25 at Zion Lutheran ChurchVigil for victims, La Grande. The memorial began with a moment of silence, reading of the names and ages of those killed, lighting candles for each, and statements by community members.
The vigil was sponsored by Union County Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Zion Lutheran Church, Oregon Rural Action, La Grande United Methodist Church and St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Speakers included Oregon Rural Action members Austin Saunders and Mike Shearer.