As an organization dedicated to Florida’s hometowns, the Florida League of Cities grieves with the entire Orlando community over the shocking events that unfolded Sunday morning. Our hearts cry for our neighbors who have suffered such a terrible loss in the most horrific way. All Floridians and Americans are united in sharing an overwhelming sense of sorrow, anguish, and compassion for the victims, the many injured, their families, and their friends. Florida’s municipal leaders have a deep understanding of the processes that lie at the heart of our democratic system of freedom and government. The League commends the City of Orlando for its response to this crisis, which undoubtedly saved lives during the incident and will help mend lives as the community works to move forward from the tragedy.
We sincerely pray and hope that our country and citizens stay safe as we all rededicate our efforts to protect our country, our communities, and our way of life. We encourage each of Florida’s municipalities and its public servants to share this message and image on your social media platforms to show our state and our constituents that Florida Cities Stand Together.