June 12 declared Pulse Remembrance Day in Florida

Flags to be flown at half-staff


Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation Friday declaring June 12 as a statewide Pulse Remembrance Day in honor of the victims and survivors of the mass shooting at the Orlando gay nightclub in 2016.

The governor has directed that flags be flown at half-staff Monday from sunrise to sunset and that Floridians take part in a moment of silence at 9 a.m., WKMG reports.

“The horrific terror attack at Pulse attempted to rip at the seams of our society, strike fear in our hearts and divide us. Yet, in the face of extreme adversity and loss, Floridians showed resiliency, bravery and love. Over the past year, our state, the city of Orlando and the many Floridians affected by this tragedy have shown incredible resolve as we continue to mourn the loved and lost," Scott said in a statement.

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First responders, medical personnel, faith leaders and charitable organizations were also commended for their efforts to help survivors, victims and their families after the attack.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has proclaimed June 12 as Orlando United Day and a series of events is planned to honor the lives lost. 

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