ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Health unveiled its memorial garden on Monday for the 49 victims killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting.
The limestone pavers with names of the victims were placed at Lake Beauty Park on the Orlando Health campus. An additional limestone paver is inscribed, "Orlando Health remembers the innocent victims who perished the morning of June 12, 2016."
“The Memorial Paver Garden is Orlando Health's tribute to the nine victims who were too critically injured to make it to surgery, and the 40 individuals who passed away at the nightclub,” Matt Taylor, AICP, vice president of Asset Strategy at Orlando Health, said in a news release. “We hope the memorial garden will serve as a source of healing and remembrance for the families who lost loved ones, community members who have grieved for the innocent victims and offered support, and for the Orlando Health team members who provided care, comfort and support to patients, family members and each other during this difficult time.”
The garden is near the area where 49 crosses were once placed, but have since been moved to the Orange County Regional History Center.