Gov. Scott Proclaims February 14th as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Remembrance Day in Florida

~Calls for Moment of Silence on Saturday to Honor Victims~

NAPLES, Fla. -Today, Governor Rick Scott proclaimed February 14th as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Remembrance Day in Florida. Governor Scott also invited all Floridians to join him for a moment of silence tomorrow March 3rd  at 3 PM, 17 days after the loss of 17 lives in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. To view the proclamation, see below or click HERE.

Governor Scott said, “In the days since the senseless loss of life at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I’ve met with members of the Parkland community, students and their families and announced a major plan of action to keep our students safe. As we work to ensure this never happens again, we must always remember and honor the students and educators lost and join together to support those impacted. Every year, Floridians will pause on February 14th to honor Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Remembrance Day, and I invite everyone to join me for a moment of silence tomorrow at 3 PM, 17 days following the shooting to honor the 17 lives lost that day.”

MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL REMEMBRANCE DAY

 

WHEREAS, on February 14, 2018, 17 innocent lives were taken by a horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; and

 

WHEREAS, the lives of Alyssa Alahdeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque Anguiano, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jaime Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke Hoyer, Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Joaquin Oliver, Alaina Petty, Meadow Pollack, Helena Ramsay, Alexander Schachter, Carmen Schentrup, and Peter Wang shall never be forgotten; and

 

WHEREAS, the entire state of Florida has come together to restore hope and peace at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the local community during this challenging time; and

 

WHEREAS, the lives of survivors, families, and loved ones are forever changed by this senseless act; and

 

WHEREAS, we should express our profound sympathy to the families who have lost their loved ones in this tragic event; express gratitude to those who serve the Parkland community; and always remember that Florida is resilient and will endure during times of great tragedy; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by 4 U.S.C. § 7(m), as amended on June 29, 2007, and the laws and Constitution of the State of Florida, do hereby:  

 

  1. Proclaim February 14 as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Remembrance Day in Florida in recognition of the 17 innocent lives lost in the horrific attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; and

 

  1. Establish February 14 as a day of remembrance in Florida to pay tribute to the 17 innocent lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; and

 

  1. Ask all residents of Florida to pause for a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018; and

 

  1. Ask all residents of Florida to pause for a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m. on February 14, each and every year; and

 

  1. Direct all State flags in Florida be lowered at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on February 14, each and every year, in memory of the 17 innocent lives lost in this horrific attack.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto

                                                                                                                set my hand and caused the Great Seal of

                                                                                                                the State of Florida to be affixed, at

                                                                                                                Tallahassee, the Capital, this 2nd day of

                                                                                                                 March, 2018.

 

 

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ATTEST:

 

 

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SECRETARY OF STATE

 

 

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