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U.S. and Florida State Flags Lowered to Half-Staff Today, on Marjory Stoneman Douglas Remembrance Day

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Florida - Wednesday February 14, 2024: Governor DeSantis has ordered the flags of the United States, and the State of Florida, to be flown at half-staff today, February 14, to honor the 17 people shot and killed during the Parkland high school massacre on this day in 2018.

It is Marjory Stoneman Douglas Remembrance Day, and those two flags have been lowered on all state buildings, installations and grounds, throughout Florida.

They were lowered to half-staff at sunrise this morning, and will remain there until sunset this evening in memory of, and to honor, these lost lives:

  • Alyssa Alhadeff
  • Scott Beigel
  • Martin Duque Anguiano
  • Nicholas Dworet
  • Aaron Feis
  • Jaime Guttenberg
  • Christopher Hixon
  • Luke Hoyer
  • Cara Loughran
  • Gina Montalto
  • Joaquin Oliver
  • Alaina Petty
  • Meadow Pollack
  • Helena Ramsay
  • Alex Schachter
  • Carmen Schentrup
  • Peter Wang

These 17 lives "were taken when a murderer opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida," states the Governor in his proclamation. "Students, teachers and faculty showed great courage in the face of danger ... the sacrifices of these heroes, as well as the brave actions of first responders, will never be forgotten."
To view the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Remembrance Day proclamation, click here.