Since the Pulse tragedy, Orlando has forever been changed. After what is now referred to as the deadliest mass shooting in American history took place on June 12, 2016, mourners have traveled from all corners of the world to pay their respects to the 49 people who lost their lives that day. In an effort to continue the healing process, the City Of Orlando announced this week that they will be purchasing the site and  turning it into a permanent memorial. 

City Of Orlando Purchases Pulse Nightclub For Memorial 

On Friday, the City of Orlando will take a very important step towards healing with their $2.25 Million purchase of the Pulse Nightclub location. In regards to the overall design of the future memorial site, Mayor Buddy Dyer told the Sentinal that they plan on reaching out to the community for ideas on what they think the memorial should be before moving forward.

“It has great significance not just for the L.G.B.T.Q. community and for the Hispanic community but for all of us that live and love Orlando,” Mr. Dyer said in a video statement posted on Twitter. “I think it is very important that city take control of the site.”