People across the country remembered the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., which happened one year ago.

Memorials were held nationwide Monday to remember the 49 people who were killed when a gunman opened fire in a nightclub. In Kingston, the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center organized a vigil to remember and honor the victims.

Organizers say it's an important part of the healing process.

"When anyone is brutally murdered, we all suffer. The world opened their hearts during 9/11," said Center Director Jeff Rindler. "You don't have to be in Florida to feel that pain, to feel that loss, to feel persecuted for who you are."

During the vigil, the names of the victims were read. People were invited to share their experiences, and they lit candles as a memorial.