Hundreds turned out at Public Square Park to honor the victims of the Orlando terror attack.
Mayor Megan Barry was in attendance, along with other elected leaders and supporters of LGBT rights.
Those at the gathering said they viewed the attacks in Orlando as not only an act of terror, but also an act of hate.
"My son's only four years old, so its rough," said Courtney Shaw. "It's like imagining, this is what he has to grow up in. This is the kind of experience he has to get used to seeing, and it's awful."
Many of the people who attended the vigil at Public Square Park also marched down Church Street in a planned rally beforehand.