Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said Wednesday
that he wants the city to create a permanent memorial at the Pulse
nightclub to honor the victims of a mass shooting that took place
Dyer told WMFE
that the city should purchase the gay nightclub, “then make some
determination, with a lot of input, on what a permanent memorial
might look like.”
Forty-nine people died and dozens were
injured when a lone shooter opened fire in the club, making it the
worst mass shooting in the United States.
“I think we need to determine some
period of time that we leave it exactly as is with some adequate
fencing,” Dyer said, “because there will be people that want to
travel here to see it as it exists.”
The OnePulse Foundation has said it
wants to create a memorial on the site.
On Wednesday, Dyer and Luxembourg Prime
Minister Xavier Bettel visited the makeshift memorial that has sprung
up on the site. Bettel is openly gay.