The community in Enfield gathered on Monday evening for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the mass night club shooting in Orlando.
Patrick Denning once called Orlando home, and the night club Pulse, was one of his hangouts. On Monday, he said he is thankful to be alive, while at the same time, grieving the loss of some of his friends.
"Seeing some of the victims there that I've been friends with so many years, it's unimaginable,” Denning said. "As the name kept jumping, I had phone calls saying that people aren't making it that we knew, that I had just saw last weekend."
Denning said he just returned home on Thursday to Connecticut after cutting his visit to Orlando short.
He said there is no question he would have been at Pulse night club on Saturday.
But on Monday he was in Enfield, along with dozens of others, at the town green for a vigil to not only honor his friends, but all of those impacted by the shootings.
"Our prayers, our thoughts, our hearts are out there for the victims and the deceased down in Orlando,” Lynn Kostek said.
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