49 Flags Flown In Tallahassee To Honor Orlando Shooting Victims Taken Down, Sent To Families

Aug 12, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott directed 49 Florida state flags be placed in front of Florida’s Historic Capitol for 49 days. The name, age, and photo of each victim are displayed under each flag.
Credit Governor Rick Scott's office

The 49 Flags that were flying in front of the Old Historic Florida Capitol are no longer there anymore. The flags were placed there to honor the victims of the Orlando mass shooting.

Details are still surfacing about what’s considered the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

On June 12th, 49 people were killed and 53 wounded at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

For a period of 49 days, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet directed the flags to be put up to remember the 49 who lost their lives. It also included a display of the name, age, and photo of each victim.

That was June 24th. The state flags were taken down Friday, and will be sent to the families of the victims.

In a statement, Scott said, “the memory and legacy of the 49 innocent victims will live on in the hearts of all Americans and the flags serve as a reminder of their individual impact.”

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