Bell ringing to show support for Orlando victims

Sarah Szalanski, 22, of Orlando offers up a prayer at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Orlando, Fla. (AP)

CLARION – Clarion University will reflect on the tragedy in Orlando and show support for the victims by gathering at the bell tower at 2 p.m. today when the bell will ring 49 times, once for each life lost.

“I am heartened by the many conversations I have had with members of our community this week, which reflect our university’s values of diversity, civility, respect and compassion,” said President Karen Whitney.

Community members may attend the bell ringing. Members of the LGBTQ Presidential Commission will make remarks.