Tonight through February 17, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum will be lit up with orange lights each evening in honor of the seventeen victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School nearly one year ago.
“I’m grateful and appreciative for Commissioner Fried’s continued advocacy and support of the Parkland victims and families — and of all families who have suffered due to gun violence,” said Fred Guttenberg, father of Parkland victim Jaime Guttenberg and founder of Orange Ribbons for Jaime. “This symbol of honor and respect is also a symbol of hope for the future, as we continue the important work of taking on America’s gun violence crisis and making our communities safer.”
“As we approach a difficult day for our state, let this week of orange serve as a token of hope, and a pledge that the seventeen Parkland victims will not be forgotten,” said Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried. Let us pledge that no victim of gun violence will be forgotten. And let us work together to address the threat of gun violence in our communities.”
The Capitol lighting comes following a motion proposed by Commissioner Fried during the January 29th Florida Cabinet meeting, which was approved unanimously by the full Cabinet.