Florida officials open up about the future Pulse memorial

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JUNE 21: A view of the Pulse Nightclub sign on June 21, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Orlando community continues to mourn deadly mass shooting at gay club. The Orlando community continues to mourn the June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in what is being called the worst mass shooting in American history, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people at the popular gay nightclub early last Sunday. Fifty-three people were wounded in the attack which authorities and community leaders are still trying to come to terms with. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

The onePULSE foundation has released images of an interim memorial dedicated to 49 victims of the mas shooting in Orlando in June 2016. The memorial aims to “give families, survivors, first responders, and the thousands of people who come each year space to pay their respects while planning and design of the permanent memorial are underway”. The rainbow crossing on the site is already visible. Orange County Regional History Centre will retrieve memorials left by loved ones before the work on the memorial has officially begun. Pam Schwartz, Chief Curator of the History Center, has stated: “We are dedicated to ensuring that the lives taken, all those affected, and the outpouring of public support are not forgotten. We will use the utmost care and sensitivity in preserving the items that were so lovingly created and placed here – they will be integral as the onePULSE Foundation plans the museum.”


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