TALLAHASSEE, Florida. – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the US state and Florida flags will fly at half mast on Sunday in memory of the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.
The proclamation will extend to all local and state buildings, facilities and grounds across the state “from sunrise to sunset,” DeSantis said.
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Additionally, the proclamation asks Florida residents to pause for a moment of silence at 9 a.m. Sunday.
“Six years ago, on June 12, 2016, a gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant committed a horrific act of terrorism against the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando,” DeSantis said. . “At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in United States history…As a sign of respect for the victims, their families, and the many affected by this tragedy, I signed the attached proclamation.
The Pulse Nightclub shooting left 49 dead and 53 injured.
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