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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis orders flags at half-staff to honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day


Florida – Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a directive to lower flags to half-staff in honor of Memorial Day, paying tribute to the brave men and women of the United States armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

A Day of Remembrance and Gratitude

In his announcement, Governor DeSantis expressed a deep respect for the fallen heroes: “On Memorial Day, we honor the heroes of the United States armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. May we never forget the selfless bravery of the men and women who laid down their lives to protect their fellow citizens. Our hearts are heavy with gratitude for their unwavering commitment to protecting this nation’s highest ideal of freedom in the face of grave danger.”

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

The directive specifies that on Monday, May 27, 2024, the flags of the United States and the State of Florida will be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida.

156th Anniversary of Memorial Day

This gesture is part of the broader observance of the 156th Anniversary of Memorial Day, for which more details can be found through the provided link to the official proclamation. Governor DeSantis’s message underscores a communal reflection on the sacrifices made by military personnel and a reminder of the cost of the freedoms enjoyed today.

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