Florida declares June 12 as day to remember the dead of Pulse

Florida Gov. Rick Scott proclaimed June 12 as the day to commemorate the 2016 massacre at Orlando Pulse, Florida’s gay bar, which killed 49 people attending a Latino party.

Scott invited all Floridians to pause this Monday at 9 am to “share a moment of silence” and remind the victims, mostly Puerto Ricans.

“It was an attack against Orlando, against our state, against the Hispanic community and the LGBTQ community,” Scott said.

Next Monday marks the first anniversary of the attack by Omar Mateen, an Afghan-born security guard who said he was acting on behalf of the Islamic State at the gay-friendly nightclub Pulse, where more than 50 people were injured.

Scott proclaimed “Monday, June 12, 2017, as a Pulse in Florida Memorial Day in recognition of the 49 innocent lives lost in the horrific attack on the nightclub last year,” a statement said.

On Monday, the worst gun kill in the country’s recent history will be remembered with a vigil, a concert and a variety of programming.

“Pulse’s horrific terrorist attack tried to tear apart the fabric of our society, strike fear in our hearts and divide us,” Scott said in the statement.

“However, faced with extreme adversity and loss, Floridians showed resistance, courage and love,” he added.

Leave a Reply


Facebook creates BARS, an app for rappers that helps create rhymes and songs

Facebook has created a new experimental app, BARS, that allows musicians and fans of rap music to create their own songs, both rhymes and...

The pandemic breaks record for the second day with 176,000 cases in 24 hours and more than 449,000 deaths

Brazil adds another 30,000 cases and India marks its new maximum with more than 12,900 positives The pandemic of the new coronavirus originated in the...

Diamondbacks set best mark; Cubs and Cardinals recover

The Arizona Diamondbacks continue their winning run and once again clinched the victory in National League professional baseball, where they are having their best...

Mexico is the sixth most visited country with 39.3 million tourists in 2017

The Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid, confirmed today that Mexico became the sixth most visited country in the world, with 39.3 million...

Glass “brings together the interest of the premieres in the national billboard

 The arrival of "Glass", the new work of M. Night Shyamalan, brings together the interest of the premieres of this weekend in the country...
%d bloggers like this: