The process of memorializing the 49 angels we lost in this local, American and worldwide tragedy is anchored by a singular purpose: to respectfully honor the victims, victims’ families and all those affected by the Pulse shooting with a permanent national memorial and museum.
Only after collecting information from survivors and the families of the 49 angels will we move forward with design plans. We understand that many people outside of Orlando, the state of Florida and the US have also been affected by this tragedy and may have suggestions to share. To give everyone a voice, the onePULSE Foundation hosted a public, online survey from September 13, 2017 to October 31, 2017. This Memorial Survey contained carefully selected and thoughtful questions pertaining to the look and feel of the future memorial, as well as which issues it should address and who it should honor. Following the public unveiling of the poll results in December, an RFP will be created and details of the public design competition will be announced in the summer of 2018.
A design competition jury comprised of a panel of national experts will make the final determination on which design will be chosen for the Memorial & Museum. After this final design selection, a budget and scope of work will be set and construction can begin on Phase I of the Memorial.