Churches worldwide take part in bell ringing project to honor Pulse victims

6:33 p.m Monday, June 12, 2017 Nation& World
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A bell, like the one pictured above, rang out at churches across the world to remember the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando, Fla. Monday marked the one year anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The bell ringing was part of the 49 Bells Project, which was started by the victim’s mothers.

The mothers of those killed in the Pulse nightclub attack last year in Orlando, Florida, asked churches around the globe to ring their bells 49 times on Monday to honor the victims on the one-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

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The 49 Bells Project was part of the “Act. Love. Give. Movement,” which also prompted the city to declare June 12 a day of love and kindness.

Hundreds of churches around the world participated, including many in Florida.

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"As parents, we don't want our children to be forgotten, and most importantly, we would love the support of spreading love, not hate, as a message for humankind," Mayra Alvear, mother of Pulse victim Amanda Alvear, said. Her daughter was just 25 when she was killed at the club.