The Orlando Sentinel reports:
The Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub on June 12 will be memorialized with an “iconic, meaningful, national” memorial and eventually a museum, where Orlando’s millions of visitors will learn about the club, the tragedy and the victims. Leaders of the not-for-profit onePULSE Foundation officially launched the effort to building the memorial Thursday morning.
“Today, I’m able to share with you what I believe is news that will help in our mission of healing,” nightclub owner Barbara Poma, who is executive director and CEO of the foundation, said. “It isn’t easy for me to stand on this site. What began as a place for fun and joy is now sacred ground.”
The effort will be led by a board of trustees including Disney World president George Kalogridis, Jason Felts, CEO of Virgin Produced, and entertainer Lance Bass. The board will be led by Orlando attorney Earl Crittenden, of GrayRobinson.