TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A memorial is going to be built at the Florida Capitol to remember the victims of the Holocaust.
Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed a bill into law that calls for a memorial on the grounds of the Florida Capitol complex. Legislators set aside $100,000 in the state budget for the memorial.
Florida currently has five memorials and museums dealing with the Holocaust, but none of them are located in the state capital.
Rep. Jared Moskowitz, a Coral Springs Democrat and one of the sponsors of the legislation, said the memorial was needed because the survivors of the Holocaust are dying. He said people need to be reminded of the millions of people who died during World War II at the hands of the Nazis.