The owners of Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida have announced plans to reopen the site as a memorial to those that were killed in the terrorist attack that took place on June 12, 2016. The announcement was posted to One Pulse Foundation’s social media accounts. One Pulse Foundation is an organization that was created after the attack to “provide financial assistance to the victims” and to “contribute to the creation of a permanent memorial.” Details about the memorial and the unveiling have not been released yet. The group is in the process of securing the funds necessary to complete the project.
49 people were killed and many more injured when deranged terrorist gunman, Omar Mateen, opened fire on the unsuspecting crowd. The owners of the club created the foundation to memorialize the victims of what is the deadliest mass shootings in American history.
The city of Orlando is also planning a memorial to the victims. Mayor Buddy Dyer stated that the memorial will serve as a “permanent space” that will preserve the memory of those that were killed. The city plans to take input from the friends and family members of the victims while designing the memorial. There is no set time-table for the creation of this memorial.