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The Orlando Ribbon Project Bringing Together the World to Mark One Year Since Pulse Tragedy

ORLANDO, Fla., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- What began as a simple roll of rainbow ribbon and a box of pins has grown into an international movement to never forget the victims of the worst mass shooting in the country's history, the tragedy at the Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016. As the one year mark of the Pulse shooting approaches, the Orlando Ribbon Project is committed to remembering the 49 men and women who lost their lives that night, those left critically and emotionally injured and supporting the rights of the GLBTQ community. The Project is asking those around the world to don one of their simple, yet profound rainbow ribbons in support on June 12, 2017. 
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Erie native stands watch aboard USS Oscar Austin as ship arrives in Bulgaria

Erie native stands watch aboard USS Oscar Austin as ship arrives in Bulgaria
BLACK SEA (May 15, 2017) - Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Clinton Schaaf, from Erie, Pennsylvania, stands watch at a Mark 38 MODII 25mm machine gun console aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) as the ship arrives in the Port of Varna, Bulgaria, for a scheduled port visit May 15, 2017. Oscar Austin is on a routine deployment supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe, and increasing theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Spratt / Released)
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