The governor also asks all residents of Florida to pause for a moment of silence at 9 a.m. Sunday.
The proclamation also acknowledges and observes June 12th as Pulse Remembrance Day in Florida.
“As a mark of respect for the victims, their families, and the many affected by this tragedy, I signed the attached 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,” the governor said in a written statement.
In addition to the dead, 53 people were wounded in the attack by a man who’d pledged his loyalty to ISIS. The Pulse was a nightclub that was hosting a Latin night on the evening of the attack, and the victims were largely Latino.
The onePULSE Foundation, created to commemorate the attack, has organized a series of memorial events this weekend.
The LGBTQ+ community has been harshly critical of the Republican governor for a series of initiatives targeting its members, including the “Parental Rights in Education,” or “Don’t Say Gay” law and his Department of Health’s attack on gender-affirming medical and psychological care for transgender people.
The proclamation can be seen here, listing the names of people killed.