Saturday, May 23, 2015

Gov. Scott directs flags lowered in observance of Memorial Day

Rick Scott, Governor of Florida

By way of proclamation issued May 21, 2015, Gov. Rick Scott has directed all National and State flags in Florida to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon on May 25, 2015, in memory of the fallen heroes of the Armed Forces of these United States in observance of Memorial Day 2015.

"Our young men and women in uniform have sacrificed their lives to maintain the security of our great Nation and the liberties we hold so dear", wrote Scott.

"We should express our deepest sympathies and give thanks to the families who have lost their loved ones in service to America".

In addition to the proclamation Scott is asking all Floridians to honor the sacrifice of our fallen heroes by pausing for a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m. on May 25, 2015.

The Apalachicola Board of City Commissioners and staff wishes everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.