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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 06:04 PM

Biden to sign bill designating Pulse Nightclub as a national memorial

President Joe Biden issued a statement Saturday marking the 5th anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, pledging that he will sign a bill designating the site as a national memorial.

The president said his action will enshrine “in law what has been true since that terrible day five years ago: Pulse Nightclub is hallowed ground."

On June 12, 2016, 29-year-old Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 others at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, many of whom were Latino and LGBTQ+. Mateen called Spectrum News 13 and said that he was the shooter, adding that he carried it out on behalf of ISIS. He later died in a shootout with police.

“Five years ago today in Orlando in the middle of Pride Month, our nation suffered the deadliest attack affecting the LGBTQ+ community in American history, and at the time, the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman,” Biden wrote.

Read more: https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/dayton/news/2021/06/12/biden-pulse-memorial

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 06:12 PM

1. "Pulse Nightclub is hallowed ground." - President Biden

The president said his action will enshrine “in law what has been true since that terrible day five years ago: Pulse Nightclub is hallowed ground."

"On June 12, 2016, 29-year-old Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 others at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, many of whom were Latino and LGBTQ+. Mateen called Spectrum News 13 and said that he was the shooter, adding that he carried it out on behalf of ISIS. He later died in a shootout with police.

“Five years ago today in Orlando in the middle of Pride Month, our nation suffered the deadliest attack affecting the LGBTQ+ community in American history, and at the time, the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman,”
Biden wrote."



Thank You President Biden!

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 06:21 PM

2. Thank you, PJB.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:16 PM

3. Very appropriate.

K&R

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