Governor Rick Scott issued the following proclamation recognizing Sunday, September 11, as Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Governor Scott also directed the flags of the United States of America and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, at all local and state buildings, installations and grounds throughout the State of Florida in honor of those who were killed as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Governor Scott said, “Today, all Floridians and Americans remember and reflect on the innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001. This year we also pause to remember the 49 innocent lives lost by the evil of terrorism at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando this summer. I was in New York City on 9/11 and I was in Orlando hours after the Pulse attack and saw the impact it had on families and the community. Terrorism is still impacting every American right here on our soil and we have to do all we can to eliminate it. We will never heal from the pain of these losses, but we will continue to be reminded of the memories and joy these loved ones brought to our lives. We will stand behind our selfless service men and women who protect our freedoms and continue to mourn these incredible people who tragically lost their lives.”