Ariana Grande Marks One-Year Anniversary of Manchester Bombing With Heartfelt Post

Ariana Grande Marks One-Year Anniversary of Manchester Bombing With Heartfelt Post

On May 22, 2017, at the conclusion of Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena, an explosion set off in the foyer by suicide bomber Salman Abedi, a British national of Libyan descent, killed 22 concertgoers and wounded at least 119.

Another single lit candle represented the 800 left with physical.

Across Manchester, a 19th century industrial powerhouse turned diverse and creative modern city, residents made defiant statements of unity in the face of extremist violence.

Ariana Grande has also paid tribute to the victims who were killed in the bomb blast.

Flowers left by people as they pay their respects in St Annes Square on the 1st anniversary.

Outside, well-wishers laid floral bouquets and cards in the city's St Ann's Square, and thousands of messages of support on cardboard tags have been attached by members of the public to 28 Japanese maple trees which form the Trees of Hope trail from the square to Victoria station.

As always, we're thinking of the victims and their loved ones on this sad anniversary.

Earlier in the day, Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May joined the families of victims at a special remembrance service held at Manchester Cathedral.

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William read a passage from the Bible's book of Corinthians, ending: "Faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love".

"In this service we come together as people of different faiths and none, and to remember with love before God those whose lives were lost and those whose lives have been changed forever", said Manchester Cathedral dean Rogers Govender.

Another passerby told him: "We're all the same wherever we are". "It's a case of standing strong".

Other performances included Oasis hit Wonderwall, by Manchester's lesbian and gay chorus choir, and a group of emergency services staff singing Bridge Over Troubled Water.

"We are showing Manchester and the world that we carry on", said Cath Day of the Manchester Survivors Choir.

And DJ Nick Grimshaw also sent love to those affected by the attack, while also praising the One Love Manchester benefit concert, which was organised by Ariana and Scooter shortly after the attack.

Bells will ring out across the city center at 10:31 p.m.to mark the exact moment of the explosion previous year.

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