Our Veterans

  • Florida is the most veteran-friendly state in the nation.  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.
  • 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.
  • Wartime veterans make up about 75 percent of Florida’s total veteran population (1.2 million).
  • There are more Vietnam-era veterans than any other wartime category in Florida with more than 490,000.
  • There are more than 231,000 veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq who claim Florida as their home of record.
  • Florida has more than 166,000 women veterans.
For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone!