Watching over and advocating for our state’s veterans and their families are the more than 1,100 men and women of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Florida has earned a reputation as the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. Our state’s veterans bring more than $18.4 billion federal dollars annually into Florida’s economy.

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation after California and Texas with more than 1.5 million veterans – 12 percent of the Sunshine State’s population 18 and over.

If you are a veteran, thank you for your service. If you are the spouse or family member of a veteran, a special thank you for your dedicated support.

For more information, call (850) 487-1533.