Our Veterans

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 $16 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.


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