Albany woman honors Pulse nightclub victims with balloon release

She released 49 balloons with the victims names on the balloons to honor their lives. (Source: WALB)
She released 49 balloons with the victims names on the balloons to honor their lives. (Source: WALB)
Tonya Glover (Source: WALB)
Tonya Glover (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One South Georgia woman is remembering the lives lost in the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting two years ago.

Tonya Glover and her wife were celebrating their anniversary and went to Orlando in 2016. She explained they had been to the Pulse nightclub for happy hour earlier that day.

They left and were not there when the shooting occurred, but they knew they could have also been victims.

Glover released 49 balloons with the victims' names on them to honor their lives.

"All lives matter just as much as anybody else. It was a senseless act that didn't really have to happen and it just so happen to happen to the LGBTQ community, so it affects us all," said Glover.

Glover hopes this will spark a change across the country and nothing like the Orlando shooting will happen again.

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