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Legislation Would Establish Pulse As National Memorial Site

Pulse. Photo by Amy Green

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Elected leaders are scheduled to announce Monday at Pulse plans for legislation that would designate the nightclub as a national memorial site.

The designation would make way for public and private grants. The nightclub would not be affiliated with the National Park Service.

Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto along with Pulse owner Barbara Poma are scheduled to announce the legislation during an event at Pulse.

The nightclub has sat empty since the 2016 mass shooting that left 49 dead. A temporary memorial opened last year while plans for a permanent memorial continue.

The development comes ahead of the anniversary Wednesday of the mass shooting. An annual remembrance ceremony is scheduled at Pulse Wednesday evening.

 


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Amy Green covers the environment for 90.7 News. She is an award-winning journalist whose work has been heard on NPR and seen in PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor. She began her career at The Associated Press. Her book on the Everglades, under contract with Johns Hopkins ... Read Full Bio »

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