By Beth Baumann
On Thursday, Pulse Nightclub owner Barbara Poma announced the creation of a memorial for the club’s June 2016 shooting victims.
According to Poma, the details have yet to be finalized. She’s waiting on input from the community before the memorial takes shape. She has talked about a permanent memorial and museum and the potential for scholarships for the club’s victims.
“What began as a place for fun and joy is now sacred ground,” Poma told reporters. “We must never forget the true focus of the project. We will not let hate win.”
Pulse Nightclub has been closed since last summer’s attack. A fence surrounds the club, with brightly colored notes and banners around the building. Family and friends have left flowers, cards and other mementos in the parking lot as a tribute to the victims.
The Orlando Sentinel explained the area surrounding the club:
The entire area around Pulse, 1912 S. Orange Ave., was a crime scene for a week after the attack. But when the street reopened, the vacant black building quickly became a magnet for grief, vigils, flowers, artwork and impromptu memorials. Even now, more than 10 months later, people still visit daily.
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Source:: Bearing Arms