Today marks 4 years since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – Four years ago Friday, a gunman opened fire at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and injuring dozens of others.
The impacts of the attack are still felt across the City years later with artwork that serves as a reminder that we will not let hate win while, at the same time, honoring the victims and survivors impacted by the tragic event.
Several virtual events will take place to remember the tragedy while dealing with social distancing in the coronavirus pandemic.The plan calls for the original Pulse building to remain with a cross section allowing visitors to walk through with music playing through the granite walls. Down the street, a tower will be built to serve as a museum for the lives lost while a shaded survivor walk will span from the nightclub into downtown Orlando.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a moment of silence and state flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday. The governor also declared the day Pulse Remembrance Day.