TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Tuesday during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott, joined by the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs Executive Director Mike Prendergast, awarded 30 Florida veterans with the Governor's Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation.
Governor Scott said, "I am privileged to honor these veterans for their service to our state and nation with the Governor's Veterans Service Award. Our veterans served to protect the freedom that we enjoy as Americans, and today's recognition is another opportunity to thank them for answering the call of duty."
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."