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Gov. DeSantis orders flags at half staff to honor Pulse victims on 5th anniversary

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 16:51:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In honor of the victims of the attack at Pulse in Orlando on June 12, 2016, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Gov. DeSantis issued the following statement:

"Five years ago, on June 12, 2016, a horrific act of terrorism was committed against the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, by a shooter who claimed alliance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. This day marked the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at the time. Forty-nine people were killed and 53 were wounded. As a mark of respect for the victims, their families, and the many affected by this tragedy, I signed the attached Proclamation directing the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

To view the Pulse Remembrance Day proclamation, click here.