Florida Governor Honors Vets with Service Award

Florida First Lady Ann Scott and Gov. Rick Scott presented service medals to the veterans living and working at the state veterans nursing home in Land O'Lakes.

Florida First Lady Ann Scott and Gov. Rick Scott presented service medals to the veterans living and working at the state veterans nursing home in Land O’Lakes.

Florida is home to around 1.6 million military veterans. That’s a point of pride among state officials — who like to say Florida is the “most veteran-friendly state in the nation.”

Florida offers a number of tax breaks and services to veterans — and now a new honor. Governor Rick Scott has created a state medal to recognize their service.

“The freedoms and opportunities that were afforded by the American dream were paid for by the service and sacrifice of our brave veterans,” Scott said. “That’s why it’s so important that we frequently honor and give thanks to our veterans. Our heroes have made countless sacrifices for our Florida families. That’s why we don’t just wait for the holidays to thank our men and women.” Continue reading

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