A memorial set up to remember the victims who were slain inside Pulse was moved Tuesday during a ceremony.
Greg Zanis, of Illinois, created 49 crosses to honor the victims, hoping to give one to each family. But with many families living out of the country, Zanis has agreed to let the city preserve the crosses, which were moved into the custody of the Orange County History Center.
“The event, of course, is an unfortunate,” said Museum Manager Michael Perkins. “But the community and the national and international reaction to it is also a part of our history.”
Mira Alvear, who lost her daughter in the Pulse shooting, was the first to remove a cross from the Orlando Health campus.