Ariana Grande Sends Message Of Love On Anniversary Of Manchester Attack
It's 12 months to the day since the an explosive device was detonated during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, with 22 people losing their lives and hundreds injured in the senseless attack.
On the first anniversary of a day that shook not just one city in Great Britain, but also the world, everyone was waiting in anticipation to see whether Grande herself would send any messages of love to her fans around the globe.
And now the singer has spoken out on, posting a message of support to Twitter which reads: "I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day."
Grande has previously been praised for responding to the horrific events with incredible grace and decorum, as she organised the enormous One Love Manchester benefit concert within weeks of the attack, to raise funds for the victims and their families.
Her latest tribute comes ahead of a service of remembrance in Manchester to mark the first anniversary of the bombing.
Relatives of the people who died and some of the survivors will be joined by the Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister Theresa May at the service in Manchester Cathedral.
The ceremony will include a national silence at 2.30pm to allow the country to remember those who died.
thinking of you all today and every day :bee: I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day
- Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 22, 2018
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The 24-year-old shared the touching message on social media as the families of victims and survivors prepare to mark the anniversary.
And many others took the time to pass on messages of condolence and support.
Remembering the Manchester attack and sending love to their families. I think today it's important to remember the power of the One Love gig and how it brought not just the city but the world together. Such a positive bolt of energy in a hard, dark time. :bee::yellow_heart:
- nick grimshaw (@grimmers) May 22, 2018
Thoughts and prayers today are with all those who were affected by events in Manchester a year ago. :heart: pic.twitter.com/fR19OuIq12
- John Bishop (@JohnBishop100) May 22, 2018
Theresa May wrote a passage in the Manchester Evening News today, which said: "The targeting of the young and innocent as they enjoyed a carefree night out in the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017 was an act of sickening cowardice.
"It was designed to strike at the heart of our values and our way of life in one of our most vibrant cities, with the aim of breaking our resolve and dividing us. It failed.
"For such appalling acts of wickedness will do nothing but strengthen our resolve to defeat such twisted ideologies and beliefs.The resilience and determination shown by this city in the 12 months since is testament to that."
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