Governor’s Veterans Service Awards

Governor’s Veterans Service Award honors Floridians who have served in the U.S. Military.

WHEREAS, it is proper that all Floridians honor America’s military veterans, including Florida’s more than 1.5 million living veterans, through whose selfless service and sacrifice we enjoy freedom and liberty. As a result, the Governor of Florida created executive order number 14-88 “The Governor’s Veterans Service Award” to honor Florida Veterans.

Eligibility: Any Florida resident who is either serving honorably as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Coast Guard, or the U.S. Reserve Forces or any Florida resident who has been honorably discharged or retired from active duty as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Florida National Guard, the U.S. Reserve Forces, or Merchant Mariners with veteran status is eligible. Note: Veterans need not have served in a combat zone to be eligible.

Veterans are invited to attend the next Governors’ Veterans Service Awards Ceremonies.

Please check back again soon for updates on more ceremonies to be scheduled some time in the fall.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE GOVERNOR’S VETERANS SERVICE AWARD FORM REQUIRED AT REGISTRATION. COPIES ARE PROVIDED AT EACH CEREMONY LOCATION. 

 

CEREMONY REGISTRATION: Registration generally begins one hour before ceremony start time. Veterans must bring a copy of the form with you along with documentation to validate your veteran status (eg., DD214, retiree ID card, military ID, Florida Driver License with “V” designation, Veterans Service Organization membership card, etc.).

To find photos for previous ceremonies click here to get to the Governor’s photo library.

Image of Medal - Back Image of Medal - Front

 

Transporation Options: Veterans can call their local Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged in their county to obtain transportation service. Requirements for scheduling and eligibility criteria vary by county. Please visit the website shown below for more information.

Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/ctd/contacts/ctcsbycounty.htm

 

For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone!