A long line of crosses became small windows into 49 lives lost.
Puerto Rican flags flapped from nearly half, representing the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting a week ago Sunday who had ties to the island, a U.S. commonwealth.
Portraits taped to the front of each white cross showed the victims – mostly gay, Latino men in their 20s and 30s.
As people during the past few days walked the row of crosses, which were built and delivered to Orlando by a retired carpenter from Illinois, some read the victims’ names aloud. Others knelt at the foot of each cross in prayer.
Nearly everybody walked the full line of crosses, stretching for a city...