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Work Starts at Interim Site to Honor Pulse Nightclub's 49 Dead

The Orlando nightclub was attacked by gunman Omar Mateen in June 2016

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    Mourners Mark One-Year Anniversary of Pulse Nightclub Attack

    June 12, 2017, is the one-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history. One gunman entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and killed 49 people before being shot and killed by police. (Published Sunday, June 11, 2017)

    Construction will begin to improve a temporary memorial for the 49 people killed at a gay nightclub in Florida as plans for a permanent museum continue underway.

    Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma says it will provide areas to leave messages and include seating, shade and lighting to have a better space to honor the shooting victims.

    Construction crews will start work on Monday and are expected to conclude in April.

    The Orlando nightclub was attacked by gunman Omar Mateen in June 2016. He pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during a three-hour standoff at the nightclub before he was killed in a shootout with police.

    Pulse Nightclub Shooting Anniversary

    [NATL-MI] Pulse Nightclub Shooting Anniversary

    Monday marks one year since 49 patrons were killed during a massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse.

    (Published Monday, June 12, 2017)

    The club's sign will be improved, and a new fence will be placed around the nightclub's perimeter.