Nominations open for Florida Veterans Hall of Fame
St Augustine, FL
The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Council is now accepting nominations for the first class of inductees into the newly established Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
After the first inductees are honored on Veterans Day 2013, the Hall of Fame will find a permanent home on the Plaza Level of Florida’s Capitol Building in Tallahassee.
“This recognition honors veterans for the work they have done for their state, and we encourage the public to nominate a veteran they consider worthy of selection to the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame,” said retired Air Force Col. Bruce Host; a former Leon County Commissioner who serves as council chairman. “The council has worked really hard to ensure all Florida veterans who are nominated will be given equal consideration during the selection process.”
The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Council, a seven-member advisory panel, is responsible for submitting to the Governor and Cabinet a list of recommended nominees.
The organization recognizes and honors those military veterans who have, through their works and lives during or after military service, made a significant contribution to the State of Florida; through civic, business, public service or other pursuits.
It is not a traditional military hall of fame, as it focuses on post-military contributions to the State of Florida.
In selecting its nominees for submission to the Governor and Cabinet, the council will give preference to veterans who were either born in Florida or adopted Florida as their home state.
Nominating guidelines and submission forms are located on the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame website.
Nominations for the inaugural class must be received no later than June 1, 2013.
E-mail nominations to: FVHOF@fdva.state.fl.us
Snail mail nominations to:
Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Attn: Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame
The Capitol, Suite 2105
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399