Statement from Governor Rick Scott Regarding Veterans Day

By: Governor's Press Office
By: Governor's Press Office

Statement from Governor Rick Scott

Regarding Veterans Day

Tallahassee, Fla. – “Since 1918 our country has set aside November 11 to recognize and observe the sacrifices of the members of our Armed Forces who dedicate their lives to preserving the democratic ideals that are the foundation of our country. While it is important to remember the dedication and service of our nation’s veterans every day, tomorrow we will pause to say a special word of thanks to honor them.

“From securing our homeland to advancing the cause of freedom, we recognize that our nation’s veterans have selflessly given of themselves to this country. Some have paid the ultimate price – laying down their lives on battlefields across the world to advance the noble causes of liberty and justice in regions wrought with tyranny and oppression.

“As Floridians and Americans, we do well to follow the example set by our veterans by giving more of ourselves to others. In doing so, we pay tribute to those whose sacrifices have granted us the privileges of freedom, democracy, and unmatched opportunities to live out our dreams.

“To Florida’s more than 1.6 million veterans: Your service speaks to your sense of duty, honor, integrity, and courage, whether in war time or in peace. As veterans ourselves, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll and I are both deeply proud of the time we served in the United States Navy, and we honor all veterans of our Armed Forces and the Florida National Guard. To say thank you is not enough. We owe you so much more.

“Ann, Lt. Governor Carroll and I encourage you to approach this day with a restored sense of appreciation for our military, both past and present. It is because of our men and women in uniform that we have the gift of freedom – to choose where we work, where we worship, and how we live our lives. Let us never take for granted our blessings of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, for they come to us only through great sacrifice.”


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  • by D on Nov 13, 2011 at 09:28 AM
    Well if you want to give more how about giving this veteran a job.
  • by wes Location: South florida on Nov 12, 2011 at 12:24 PM
    And what branch of the service did rick scott serve in?
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      by Anonymous on Nov 12, 2011 at 05:01 PM in reply to wes
      What branch of the service did bill clinton or our jug eared president serve in? Answer; NONE and clinton said he loathed the military. Want to try for more Wes?
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      by Franklin on Nov 12, 2011 at 06:23 PM in reply to wes
      He served in The United States Navy, Wes.
  • by Carla Location: Destin on Nov 12, 2011 at 09:05 AM
    He should keep his pie hole closed!!!!!!
  • by Marine Scout on Nov 11, 2011 at 07:09 PM
    Rick Scott does not deserve the honor of addressing this nations's veterans. He should be in jail.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 12, 2011 at 08:47 AM in reply to Marine Scout
      In jail for what? He is also a veteran
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        by alice on Nov 12, 2011 at 09:40 AM in reply to
        anonymous THAT u Gov Bald Bully a vetern of what
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          by Franklin on Nov 12, 2011 at 05:02 PM in reply to alice
          He is a United States Navy Veteran.
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          by conservative democrat on Nov 13, 2011 at 02:11 PM in reply to alice
          he is a vetern republican tea party thief!!
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      by Frank on Nov 12, 2011 at 06:45 PM in reply to Marine Scout
      And somehow, the jug eared one does?
  • by Sandra Location: Bainbridge on Nov 11, 2011 at 03:57 PM
    All gave some, some gave all. To all who have so selflessly served, THANK YOU!
  • by Henry Location: Tallahassee on Nov 11, 2011 at 03:54 PM
    November 11, 1918, is regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” President Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. Beginning in 1954, the United States designated November 11 as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all U.S. wars.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 13, 2011 at 02:27 PM in reply to Henry
      But from 1971 to 1977 veterans day was the fourth Monday in October. It hasn't always been Nov. 11.
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