ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — The Pulse nightclub is opening its gates to host a memorial marking six months since the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.READ MORE: Demolition Begins Monday On Remains Of FIU Pedestrian Bridge That Killed 6 In Collapse
Pulse announced the “Remembering Our Angels” event Thursday on social media.
Forty-nine people were killed and dozens more injured June 12 after gunman Omar Mateen opened fire inside the nightclub.READ MORE: Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo Calls Out Commissioners In Scathing Memo Ahead Of No Confidence Vote
The club will open at 1:45 a.m. Monday for candle lighting, with a moment of silence scheduled for 2:02 a.m., the time the attack began.
Pulse will reopen at 5:30 p.m. Monday for a memorial ceremony. Local pastors are scheduled to speak, and the Orlando Gay Chorus is set to perform.
Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma recently declined an offer from the city of Orlando to buy the building. She said she plans to make the space a “sanctuary of hope.”MORE NEWS: Blue Alert Issued Out Of North Florida County For Patrick McDowell, Accused Of Murdering Deputy During Traffic Stop
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