Scully, Dodgers remember victims of Orlando tragedy

By Jon Weisman

Flags flew at half staff Thursday at Dodger Stadium in tribute to the victims of the mass murder early Sunday morning in Orlando. Before Thursday’s game, Vin Scully led those in attendance at Dodger Stadium into a moment of silence. Here is the text of what he said:

Ladies and gentlemen, at this time, we would like to take a moment to pay our respects to the victims of the tragedy in Orlando this past weekend. As a community and a nation, we mourn the tragic loss of lives and injuries, and our deepest sympathies go out to the victims, their families and friends. We commend the heroic actions and courage of the first responders, volunteers and government officials. And as an organization that took a historic stance against racism, we want to continue to emphasize that hatred towards anyone is intolerable. So at this time we would ask that you please stand, silently, for a moment of reflection and respect.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: