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Biden to name Pulse Nightclub a national memorial

Nightclub Shooting Florida
Posted at 3:38 PM, Jun 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-12 15:38:42-04

(AP) — President Joe Biden says on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.

The deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in U.S. history left 49 people dead and 53 people wounded as “Latin Night” was being celebrated at the club.

Biden says in a statement that he has “stayed in touch with families of the victims and with the survivors who have turned their pain into purpose” and described the club as “hallowed ground.”