At remembrance, Rick Scott tours Florida Holocaust Museum

At the start of the Days of Remembrance, the governor pays tribute to Holocaust victims.

ST. PETERSBURG

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday toured the Florida Holocaust Museum to mark the beginning of the national Days of Remembrance annual commemoration.

"It's a wonderful museum," Scott said after visiting the St. Petersburg center that honors the memory of millions of people who suffered or died in the Holocaust. "You get to learn about history, but the most important thing you learn is you don't ever want it to happen again."

The Days of Remembrance, an annual commemoration designated by Congress, is being observed this year during the week that began Sunday.

In a room designed as a replica of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Scott wrote a message on a slip of paper, above, and tucked it into a crevice in the wall.

Asked about it after his tour, Scott said he wrote the same note as he did in 2011 when he visited Israel.

The message was too personal to reveal, he said.

Times staff

At remembrance, Rick Scott tours Florida Holocaust Museum 04/07/13 [Last modified: Monday, April 8, 2013 12:03am]

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