ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JUNE 21: Edwin Rodriguez writes the names of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting at the front of the nightclub building on June 21, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando community continues to mourn the June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in what is being called the worst mass shooting in American history, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people at the popular gay nightclub early last Sunday. Fifty-three people were wounded in the attack which authorities and community leaders are still trying to come to terms with. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

It was the sight of one of the most horrific mass shootings in US history. And as of today, Friday, June 25th, the Pulse Nightclub will become a national memorial. President Biden is scheduled to sign the law later today at the White House. He will be joined by survivors of the shooting as well as families of the victims.

The law is just the first step in an effort to erect a permanent memorial at the site. The tentative plans include a public plaza, education center, open-air museum, and reflecting pool. The price tag for such a memorial? $45 million. Millions have already be donated to the project however no federal funds are allowed to be allocated to the memorial. The legislation Biden will be signing today passed the Senate on June 9th just days before the 5 year anniversary of the shooting.

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