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Site of Orlando nightclub shooting to become memorial

Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, the site of the deadliest mass shooting in American history last June, will soon become a permanent memorial and museum to honor the victims.

The announcement was made Thursday, May 4 at the site of the now-vacant nightclub.

Forty-nine people died and 53 others were injured in the June 12 shooting.

It isn’t easy for me to stand on this site. What began as a place for fun and joy is now a sacred ground.

Barbara Poma, Pulse nightclub owner

Funds for the project and a scholarship are being spearheaded by the One Pulse Foundation, which was also announced on Thursday.

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