Six years ago, on June 12, 2016, a shooter committed a horrific act of terrorism against the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, with the shooter claiming allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Forty-nine people were killed and fifty-three were wounded. As a mark of respect for the victims, their families, our nation, and the many affected by this tragedy, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a Proclamation directing the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, June 12, 2022.