Monday, March 11, 2019

Orlando's Greenwood Cemetery is getting a memorial to Pulse victims

Posted By and on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Plans are in motion to provide victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting buried in Greenwood Cemetery with a permanent marker after the City Council approved the allocation of the burial spaces earlier today.

Six spaces are being set aside for the memorial, which will include two park benches and a nearby Little Free Library. The memorial will be made up of seven rows of seven markers on a concrete slab that features the 49 granite markers donated by the law firm Greenspoon Marder in 2017 – each marker will be engraved with the name of a victim.

Four of the 49 victims are buried in the cemetery.

A dozen more spaces in the area will be set aside until Dec. 31, 2024, in case families of the four victims wish to be buried alongside them. Victims' families would be charged normal Greenwood Cemetery reservation rates: $1,500 for locals and $3,000 for non-residents.

The Pulse nightclub shooting occurred on June 12, 2016. It claimed 49 lives and left 53 others injured.

Though only four of the victims would be buried there, the city set aside cemetery plots for all the victims in the section near Anderson Street.

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