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

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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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.