Local vigils planned for Orlando shooting victims

Posted at 5:03 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 18:07:42-04

Vigils are being held throughout Northeastern Wisconsin to mourn and pay respect to the victims of the Orlando shooting. 


MENASHA – At 6 p.m. a youth-led candlelight vigil will be held at the Goodwill Community Campus, 1800 Appleton Road. The vigil, developed in partnership with the coordinators of Tuesday's vigil at Rascals, an Appleton bar, was suggested by young members of the Fox Valley's LGBT community as an alternative memorial event for people under 21 years of age.
APPLETON – At 7 p.m. an LGBTQ vigil hosted by the Fox Valley LGBTQ Anti-Violence Project will be held at Rascals Bar, 702 E. Wisconsin Ave. The event will have speakers, music, a candlelight vigil and a moment of silence. 


GREEN BAY – From 12 to 12:30 p.m., the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Pride Center will hold a “We Stand with Orlando” vigil in Phoenix Park on the campus. The event begins with the Weidner Carillon chiming 49 times for the 49 lives lost in the recent mass shooting. The short program will include comments from UW-Green Bay leaders, lighting of candles and a musical selection by UW-Green Bay musicians. Participants are invited to the Pride Center following the ceremony. The public can park at the Kress Events Center.

DE PERE – From 6:30-7:30 p.m. the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey is hosting a candlelight vigil in the St. Norbert Abbey Church,1016 N. Broadway, De Pere. The ecumenical gathering offers an opportunity to come together in silence, music and prayer.

FOND DU LAC – At 8 p.m. Wednesday, a candlelight vigil will take place in Veterans Park at the corner of Main and Western streets.


OSHKOSH – At 4:45 p.m., the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh community will come together for a vigil on the Albee Hall patio, which is located on the back side of the hall near the Reeve Memorial Union mall. The vigil is sponsored by the UW Oshkosh Office of Equity and Affirmative Action, the Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence, and the LGBTQ Resource Center.

GREEN BAY – From 7:30 PM - 9:30 Thursday, the DarJune Recovery Support Services and Café, 1301 S. Broadway, Green Bay, will host the Humanist Pride Society’s candlelight vigil. Participants are asked to bring a candle.