Gov. Scott Directs Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Military Troops Killed in Tennessee Shooting


By: Sharon Aron Baron

Governor Rick Scott today directed the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff in honor of the five service members who were murdered at recruiting centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee last week.   This is effective immediately throughout the state of Florida until sunset on the day of the final military member’s date of interment.

On Saturday, Governor Scott issued an executive order directing Florida Adjutant General Michael Calhoun to take three immediate actions:

  • Relocate all Florida National Guard personnel at the state’s six storefront recruitment centers to the nearest Florida National Guard Armory until there are recommendations made to improve the security of store-front recruitment centers.
  • Begin discussions with local law enforcement agencies to arrange regular security checks for Florida National Guard Armories.
  • Ensure that all qualified fulltime guardsmen are adequately armed for their personal protection.


About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.


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  • lisa zhen

    so if we are flying our flag at half mast at our business, what is the day of the final military member’s date of interment?

  • barb

    Yet it took our President 5 days to order the same. They have not released the dates of all the funerals. One is on Thursday.