News Release: Governor Rick Scott's Office
TAMPA - Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott awarded 42 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation.
Governor Scott said, “It is an honor to thank these veterans for their hard work and sacrifice to our state and nation. The freedoms and opportunities that we enjoy as Americans were paid for by the service and sacrifice of our brave veterans. These heroes have made countless sacrifices for Florida’s families and we must take every opportunity possible to thank them and tell them that we honor and appreciate their service.”
Governor Scott awarded 35 members of the Florida National Guard and seven Veterans-turned-teachers with Veterans Service Awards.
The “Governor’s Veterans Service Award” honors Floridians who have served in the U.S. Military. The front of the medal depicts the Great Seal of the State of Florida. The back of the medal displays the five seals representing the five branches of U.S. Military with an inscription that reads “Honoring Those Who Served.”