Orlando Mayor Says Pulse Nightclub Should Become Permanent Memorial
In a Wednesday interview with local radio station WMFE, Mayor Buddy Dyer revealed that he thinks the city should buy the site in order to “make some determination, with a lot of input, on what a permanent memorial might look like.”
“I think we need to determine some period of time that we leave it exactly as it is with some adequate fencing,” he told the station. “Because there will be people that want to travel here to see it as it exists.”
The OnePulse Foundation, a non-profit set up by the club’s owner, was set up after the June 12 shooting – which left another 53 injured – and has intentions to “contribute to the creation of a permanent memorial” at the site.
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According to NBC News, flowers, posters and other memorabilia honoring the patients are still at the site of the incident, which has been named the deadliest terror attack on American soil since 9/11.