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Gov. DeSantis orders flags at half-staff in remembrance of NAS Pensacola shooting

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 13:05:54-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Gov. Ron DeSantis has directed that flags of the United States and the State of Florida be flown at half-staff Sunday to honor victims of the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola last year.

The governor signed the proclamation as a mark of respect for the victims of the NAS Pensacola tragedy, which took the lives of U.S. Navy sailors, Ensign Joshua K. Watson, Airman Mohammed S. Haitham, Airman Apprentice Cameron S. Walters and injured eight others after what U.S. officials concluded was an act of terrorism.

“We continue to pray for the survivors, family and friends of those lost on that tragic day, and our military men, women, and families around the world, always remembering that Floridians stand strong in times of tragedy,” the proclamation said.

All local and state buildings, installations, and grounds in Florida will have half-staff flags from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020.