Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said Wednesday that he wants the city to create a permanent memorial at the Pulse nightclub to honor the victims of a mass shooting that took place there.
Dyer told WMFE that the city should purchase the gay nightclub, “then make some determination, with a lot of input, on what a permanent memorial might look like.”
Forty-nine people died and dozens were injured when a lone shooter opened fire in the club, making it the worst mass shooting in the United States.
“I think we need to determine some period of time that we leave it exactly as is with some adequate fencing,” Dyer said, “because there will be people that want to travel here to see it as it exists.”
The OnePulse Foundation has said it wants to create a memorial on the site.
On Wednesday, Dyer and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel visited the makeshift memorial that has sprung up on the site. Bettel is openly gay.
by On Top Magazine
Source – On Top Magazine