Gov. DeSantis orders flags at half-staff for Memorial Day

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The proclamation also calls for a moment of silence throughout Florida.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff Monday in honor of Memorial Day, via Florida’s 154th Anniversary of Memorial Day proclamation.

“On Memorial Day, we honor the heroes of the United States Military who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. May we never forget the selfless bravery of the men and women who laid down their lives to protect their fellow citizens. Our hearts are heavy with gratitude for their unwavering commitment to protecting this nation’s highest ideal of freedom in the face of grave danger,” the proclamation reads.

The proclamation also calls for a moment of silence throughout Florida at 3 p.m. on Monday to honor those who have died in service.

Florida is home to 1.5 million veterans, according to the proclamation, which adds that the Sunshine State “is recognized as one of the most military and veteran-friendly states in the Nation.”

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at [email protected]


5 comments

  • Andrew Finn

    May 28, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    H, the Memorial Day holiday weekend —— A holiday celebrated in the United States with mattress and appliance sales —— also by closing the banks and Post Office on Monday to inconvenience the rest of the country that is up and running and open for business —— usually it also includes at least two out of three days of rain to keep everybody off the beach and at the stores for the mattress and appliance sales —— Happy (shopping) Holiday !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PeterH

    May 28, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Let me help Ron DeSantis correct his proclamation:

    “On Memorial Day, we honor the heroes of the United States Military and school children who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and the millionaire leadership of the National Rifle Association, gun lobbies. May we never forget the selfless bravery of the men, women and children who laid down their lives to protect the interest of gun lobby and weapons of war. Our hearts are heavy with gratitude for their unwavering commitment to protecting this nation’s highest ideal of freedom in the face of grave danger,” May God bless the GQP and all the red state residents in the FREEDUMB State of Florida.

    • Impeach Biden

      May 29, 2022 at 1:10 am

      You are definitely a Nikki Fried Democrat.

      • Tom

        May 29, 2022 at 6:07 am

        Peter h and Finn, Rin and Chin.

        How despicable, demeaning, disrespectful, and scurrilous can you be. Just shameful, to bend over and politize Memorial Day. No class and scum of earth tactics.

        You both are as ugly in your unnecessary partisanship as possible.

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