Office of Governor Ron DeSantis
August 6, 2019
In honor and remembrance of the victims of the acts of violence in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio on August 3, 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has directed that 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. The flags shall remain at half-staff until the expiration of President Donald J. Trump’s national directive at sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Governor DeSantis said, “As our nation mourns the tragic and senseless loss of life in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, we reaffirm that these acts of violence are not representative of who we are as a nation. Florida stands committed to do all that is necessary to support law enforcement efforts for the safety and security of our residents and visitors. May we pray for those who grieve and remember always that we are a resilient nation.”