The Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016 was a tragedy that must be memorialized to ensure it isn’t forgotten. Redesignating the Pulse Memorial as the National Pulse Memorial would give the memorial the national-level recognition it needs. This proposal has precedent, with 10 memorials across the country already having federal recognition without federal funding.
Given that this bill wouldn’t provide any National Park System funding or other federal funds for the National Pulse Memorial, it’s unclear what benefit there is to redesignating the Pulse Memorial. Rather than redesignate the Pulse Memorial without making it part of the National Park System, it would be more meaningful to redesignate the memorial as part of the National Park System and provide federal funds for its maintenance.