It is the Holy Month of Ramadan - a time of fasting and prayer. Sunday night, with Mayor Garcetti on hand, was also a time to reflect on the tragic attack on the other side of the country.
His primary message is "if you see something, say something!" Another piece of advice from LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is to "... go about your normal routines."
Sunday night at the Shatto Recreation Center in Koreatown there was a candlelight vigil for those who died in the Orlando mass murder and those who were injured. But, because shockwaves from the tragedy could be felt across the country the mayor tried to reassure and encourage the thousand or so at the center to break their daily fast.
Garcetti said, “We are safer and stronger and better when we are United together.”
The Mayor's appearance at the event was planned long before the terrorist attack which had people saying
things like, ”Terrorists don’t have any identity and we condemn them.”
Garcetti said, “We are attacked because some don’t like the way that we love or the way we worship God or the color of our skin or the languages that we speak, but what do we say to that hate? We answer it with love and unity especially at Ramadan.”