Senate votes to make Pulse a national memorial

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Senate has voted to make Pulse nightclub in Orlando a national memorial just days ahead of the five-year mark of the massacre that resulted in the death of 49 people.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Darren Soto, Rep. Val Demings and Rep. Stephanie Murphy.

It states that the memorial “is not a unit of the National Park System and the designation of the National Pulse Memorial shall not require or permit Federal funds to be expended for any purpose related to that national memorial.”

Read the full bill here.

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READ: Exhibit marking 5 years since Pulse shooting open at Orange County Regional History Center

“The memorial will serve as a national symbol of hope, love, and unity,” Demings said via Twitter.

Several events are planned throughout the week, and beyond, to honor the Pulse victims across Central Florida. Read more here.

Adam Poulisse,

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.





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