Central Floridians Work Together to Memorialize the Pulse Nightclub

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Orlando, Florida – Pulse Nightclub Interim Memorial north side Pulse sign with visitor message board, and east wall photographs. (Anthony Constantine / Shutterstock.com)

The third anniversary of the tragic massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub has generated a joint effort on the part of the Orlando and Central Florida LGBTQ community to memorialize the events of June 12, 2016. On that fateful night, a lone shooter named Omar Mateen took the lives of 49 club patrons and injured 68 others during “Latin Night.” Mateen later swore allegiance to ISIS in a subsequent 911 call.

The community’s efforts to honor those victims have taken the shape of a permanent monument and memorial. The drive to develop the site is led by a nonprofit called the onePulse Foundation, led by Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma. She serves as executive director and CEO, according to the foundation’s site.

Presently, the nightclub is boarded…

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