Gov. Rick Scott proclaimed Tuesday as “Pulse Remembrance Day” in recognition of the 49 people killed in the 2016 gay nightclub shooting.
Scott “is asking all Florida residents to pause for a moment of silence at 9 a.m. and is directing all state flags in Florida to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset,” the Governor’s Office said in a news release.
“I remain committed to making sure our state never forgets these brave 49 individuals, that we continue to express our profound sympathy to the families who lost loved ones during this tragic event, and always remember that Florida is resilient and will endure during times of great tragedy,” Scott said in a statement.
Besides the 49 killed, 58 were wounded in the attack. The shooter, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, was himself shot and killed by police. It was at the time the deadliest single day mass shooting in U.S. history.
Scott’s full proclamation below is here.