DeSantis signs legislation establishing ‘Victims of Communism Day’ in Florida

MIAMI, Fla. — Going forward, Nov. 7 every year will be known as Victims of Communism Day in the state of Florida.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation establishing the day during a news conference at the Freedom Tower in Miami on Monday.

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DeSantis said the legislation requires the state’s public schools to observe the day and educate students on “the evils of communism.”

During the news conference, DeSantis also approved $25 million to support repairs and renovations to the Freedom Tower and the renaming of three roads for Cubans who fought against Fidel Castro in Cuba.

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.