Florida Veterans Hall of Fame

Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

While the public is normally urged to “thank a Veteran” they meet, the head of Florida’s Department of Veterans' Affairs also wants people to ask a state vet about their earned federal and state health benefits.

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Florida is nominating 20 more exceptional service members to the state Veterans’ Hall of Fame. A Madison County man is at the top of a list of nominees. 

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The Tallahassee National Cemetery is observing the Vietnam War’s 50th Anniversary Tuesday. 

L-R Gov. Scott; Jane Collins, wife of the late Rear Adm. LeRoy Collins Jr,; Maj. Gen. Michael A. Calhoun; Lt. Gen. Lawrence F. Snowden; Chief Master Sgt. Eugene Cecil Johnson; Col. Harry Frank Farmer Jr.; Dept. of Veterans Affairs Director Mike Prendergra
Governor Rick Scott via Twitter

The Florida Veterans Hall of Fame honored five new members Monday, but not before an activist interrupted the gathering to call for confederate soldiers to be included.

The Florida Channel

Florida officials inducted six citizens into the state’s Veterans Hall of fame Tuesday. Lawmakers created the honor in 2011, but concerns about diversity slowed down the process, making this year’s group the inaugural set.

Florida Governor Rick Scott inducted five men and one woman during Tuesday’s early morning ceremony.