Tallahassee, Florida – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued on March 27th, 2023 a memorandum ordering all flags to be flown at half-staff throughout the state to honor the victims of the tragic shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee.
In a memorandum addressed to Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development, Governor DeSantis directs all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds in the State of Florida to fly the flags of the United States and the State of Florida at half-staff immediately until sunset on Friday, March 31, 2023.
The Governors’ order comes following a proclamation by President Joseph R. Biden Jr., directing that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on March 31, 2023. The proclamation also calls for all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations, to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time.
The Governor’s memorandum reads, “As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 27, 2023, by a murderer at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directed all flags to be lowered to half-staff immediately. Pursuant to this direction, I hereby direct 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 immediately until sunset on Friday, March 31, 2023.”
The shooting incident at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, claimed the lives of six individuals, three of which were children. while the other three victims worked at the school.
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