Pulse Nightclub May Soon Become a Memorial Honoring Fallen Victims
Next week on November 14th, the City Council of Orlando will vote on purchasing Pulse Nightclub for $2.25 million dollars.
The world was clutched with fear when a heavily armed gunman entered LGBTQ club on June 12th and began to open fire on the club's patrons, killing 49 and injuring 53 in the United State's worst mass shooting in its history.
Council members in Orlando, Florida will decide whether to purchase the property and create a permanent memorial honoring the the fallen victims in the LGBTQ community. Pulse Nightclub's owner Barbara Porma originally created the OnePulse campaign to do exactly that, and as mourners continue to flock to the site to honor lost loved ones and fallen members of the LGBTQ community.
Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer told the Orlando Sentinel that the site will likely stand unchanged for 12-18 months before breaking ground. He said the purchase of the former nightclub would be to:
"...create something to honor the memory of the victims that are deceased [and] those that were injured, and a testament to the resilience of our community."