rb vigil 062415 16HOT-TOPIC_03As they did in response to the murders of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina last year, Red Bank residents and others will gather again this week to mourn.

Mayor Pasquale Menna has called for a community-wide candlelight vigil “in remembrance of the victims in the senseless nightclub attack” that took place in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning, in which 49 were killed and 53 wounded in America’s bloodiest-ever mass shooting.

Residents and community leaders are invited to bring candles for a brief ceremony at 8pm, Wednesday at the plaza in front of the Red Bank Municipal Building at 90 Monmouth Street.  

“The people of Red Bank and I join in the grief felt by the people immediately affected,” Menna said in the statement. “This criminal act against sexual minorities is a crime against humanity.”  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)