TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Council is currently accepting nominations for the third annual class of inductees into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The nomination period is open until May 30, 2015. Anyone is permitted to nominate a military veteran.
The Florida Legislature established the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame to honor and recognize military veterans for their post-military service to the state.
Those nominating a veteran will need to complete a nomination packet that can be downloaded from www.floridaveteranshalloffame.org. Nominations are based on established selection criteria including recognizing military veterans who, through their works and lives during or after military service, have 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.
Up to 20 military veterans can be inducted into the hall each year.
“We are privileged to recognize and honor veterans for their leadership and civic contributions to the Sunshine State,” said retired Army National Guard Sgt. Major Ray A. Quinn, who serves as council chairman. “With so many deserving veterans, we hope to receive many nominees for consideration for this year’s class.”
Names honoring selected inductees are commemorated on a plaque in the Capitol Rotunda in Tallahassee. Since 2013, eleven Florida veterans have been inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Council, a seven-member advisory panel, is responsible for accepting nominations to be considered for induction into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. In selecting its nominees for submission, the council gives preference to veterans who were either born in Florida or adopted Florida as their home state. Each year, the council transmits its recommended list of nominees to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which submits the nominations to the Governor and Cabinet, who will select the nominees to be inducted.
For more information, visit http://floridaveteranshalloffame.org/.
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