On this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 photograph, art work and signatures cowl a fence across the Pulse nightclub, scene of a mass taking pictures, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photograph/John Raoux)

TAMPA (WFLA) – Flags throughout the state of Florida shall be flown at half-staff Saturday as a mark of respect and remembrance of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub terrorist assault towards the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities whose lives had been taken 5 years in the past.

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation for Pulse Remembrance Day, directing all United States flags and State of Florida flags to fly at half-staff from dawn to sundown Saturday in any respect native and state buildings, installations and grounds all through the state.

The proclamation lists the names of all 49 victims who died within the taking pictures spree on the busy nightclub, stating our state and nation honor and keep in mind the lives of Stanley Almodovar III, Amanda L. Alvear, Oscar A. Aracena Montero, Rodolfo Ayala Ayala, Antonio Davon Brown, Darryl Roman Burt II, Angel Candelario-Padro, Juan Chavez Martinez, Luis Daniel Conde, Cory James Connell, Tevin Eugene Crosby, Deonka Deidra Drayton, Simón Adrian Carrillo Fernández, Leroy Valentin Fernandez, Mercedez Marisol Flores, Peter Ommy Gonzalez Cruz, Juan Ramon Guerrero, Paul Terrell Henry, Frank Hernandez, Miguel Angel Honorato, Javier Jorge Reyes, Jason Benjamin Josaphat, Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, Christopher Andrew Leinonen, Alejandro Barrios Martinez, Brenda Marquez McCool, Gilberto R. Silva Menendez, Kimberly Jean Morris, Akyra Monet Murray, Luis Omar Ocasio Capo, Geraldo A. Ortiz Jimenez, Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, Joel Rayon Paniagua, Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, Enrique L. Rios Jr., Jean Carlos Nieves Rodríguez, Xavier Emmanuel Serrano-Rosado, Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, Yilmary Rodríguez Solivan, Edward Sotomayor Jr., Shane Evan Tomlinson, Martin Benitez Torres, Jonathan A. Camuy Vega, Juan Pablo Rivera Velázquez, Luis Sergio Vielma, Franky Jimmy DeJesus Velázquez, Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon and Jerald Arthur Wright.

The proclamation goes on to say the state of Florida won’t tolerate hatred towards the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities, and as Floridians we are going to stand united towards terrorism and hate of any type. 

The proclamation asks all residents of Florida to pause for a second of silence at 9 a.m. Saturday.

You’ll be able to learn the complete proclamation under or by clicking right here.



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