Florida to recognize 'Victims of Communism Day'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference in Miami on May 9, 2022.jpg
Posted at 3:21 PM, May 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-09 15:21:26-04

MIAMI — Florida will now recognize Nov. 7 as “Victims of Communism Day.”

Gov Ron DeSantis made it officials Monday morning, signing the day of remembrance into effect.

DeSantis said the goal is to honor the millions who have fallen victim to communist regimes across the world.

The new law also requires Florida high schools to teach at least 45 minutes about victim suffering due to communism in U.S. government courses.

DeSantis said too many students have become ignorant of the "evils of communism."

"Our goal here is to stand for the truth. To make sure that Florida every year will be able to speak the truth," DeSantis said.

Lawmakers approved the policy with unanimous support this session.

The law has immediate effect, though its teaching requirements begin in the 2023/24 school year.