THE owner of Pulse nightclub in Orlando has announced the installation of a memorial at the scene of last year’s mass shooting.
In a tragic act that shook LGBTI people around the world, a young man shot and murdered 49 people at the gay nightclub in Florida.
The planning process for the memorial will begin soon.
“Pulse has always been a part of me, but after this tragedy which took 49 lives, it became a part of this community and the world,” the owner said in a statement.
“It’s important that we as a community be mindful and take great care to preserve, honour, and help heal.”
The memorial will rely on community input, and Orlando locals will be able to attend a town hall meeting as part of the process.
Poma’s announcement coincides with the state House making progress on the movement to make June 12 ‘Pulse Remembrance Day’ in Florida.