"Today, on the anniversary of this horrific event, we remember those whose lives were lost and those that were forever changed," Mayor Kasim Reed said. "Our thoughts and prayers were with you then, and they remain with you today."
For the past year, Atlanta has grieved alongside Orlando. The city has rallied around its LGBT community, and Reed said he cannot think of a more important time to reaffirm his unwavering and unqualified support for Atlanta's LGBTQ residents.
"I believe that symbols of unity matter; in recognition of the outstanding and ongoing contributions of Atlanta’s LGBTQ community to our city, I am pleased to announce today that the City will install the rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street year-round," Reed said.