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!