Governor Scott Issues Proclamation for Memorial Day

Tallahassee, Fla. –Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the following proclamation recognizing May 26 as Memorial Day:


WHEREAS, our nation is honor-bound to join together on May 26, 2014, to remember the fallen heroes of our Armed Forces; and

WHEREAS, on Memorial Day, as throughout the year, we honor and pray for the men and women in uniform who answered the call of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice to maintain the security of our country and the liberties we hold so dear; and

WHEREAS, we also show our respect for the family members of those serving in our Armed Forces and the sacrifices that have been made to defend our great nation and our way of life; and

WHEREAS, our grateful nation honors the selfless service of our Armed Forces, and we acknowledge a debt of honor owed to those who have given their lives to defend and preserve America and our freedom, our values, and the ideals of democracy; and

WHEREAS, it is important for us as a state and country to honor the selfless sacrifice of all the men and women of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard who died in service to our nation so that we might continue to enjoy the freedoms we so deeply cherish;

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. 1. Proclaim May 26, 2014, as Memorial Day in Florida in recognition of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice throughout the history of our great nation; and
  1. 2. Ask all Floridians to pause for one minute and observe the National Moment of Remembrance to honor America’s fallen at 3:00 PM local time on May 26, 2014; and
  1. 3. Direct all U.S. and State flags in Florida to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon on May 26, 2014, in memory of the fallen heroes of our Armed Forces.


set my hand and caused the Great Seal of

the State of Florida to be affixed, at

Tallahassee, the Capital, this 23rd day of

May 2014.




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