Veterans Day

Tom Flanigan

The Capital City marked Veterans Day on Saturday with a big parade on Monroe Street. The event was a tangible tribute to all who have served in the nation's military.

Capital Report: 11-14-2014

Nov 14, 2014

The death of mentally ill inmate, Darren Rainey, and the way the Florida Department of Corrections handled the investigation has spurred the agency to enact a series of reforms to combat prison abuse at its correctional facilities. Now, as Sascha Cordner reports, the department is facing a suit from Rainey’s family—which has revealed new details surrounding his death two years ago in a South Florida prison.

A Florida postcard from the 1930s or 1940s.
Boston Public Library Collection

Tuesday is Veterans Day, and to celebrate, Florida state parks are waiving admission fees for everyone. 

Across Florida, state offices will be closing their doors in honor of Veterans Day, but the state’s parks will be opening their gates.  Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione says the parks will be waiving admission fees, and he encourages residents to observe the holiday at the favorite local park.

Perspectives: Veterans Day 2013

Nov 7, 2013

Veterans Day is Monday, 11/11.  In advance of that day, a veterans panel talks about the day’s events, veterans services at the state and county levels and the realities of military service and its aftermath.  On the panel: Steve Murray with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs; Ben Bradwell with Leon County Veterans Services; Joe West with Veteran Events Tallahassee; and Abby Kinch, president of the Collegiate Veterans Association at Florida State University.

Perspectives: A Salute to Veterans

Nov 8, 2012

Veterans Day (Nov. 12) will be a busy time in Tallahassee. Besides all the events, it’s also a time to reflect on the continuing contributions of veterans to the community and veterans concerns and challenges.