UK Marks One Year Since Deadly Attack on Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester

The United Kingdom is marking the one-year anniversary Tuesday of a terror attack at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande that killed 22 people and injured hundreds.

The suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, struck as concert-goers left the Manchester Arena in the northern English city on May 22, 2017.

Grande tweeted early Tuesday, “thinking of you all today and every day 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.”

The tweet included a bee, the civic symbol of Manchester.

Well-wishers left flowers in St. Ann’s Square in the city’s central shopping area, and placed hand-written notes on a series of Japanese maples that have been planted to form a “Trees of Hope” trail.

One note read: “As a clever bishop said ‘there is power in love,'” citing U.S. Episcopal bishop Michael Curry, who delivered a rousing sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle in Windsor on Saturday.

Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors and emergency workers for a remembrance service at Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Jane Onyanga-Omara