Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis hosted over 400 veterans and their families at the Governor’s Mansion to honor the Memorial Day holiday.
Florida is home to nearly 1.5 million veterans, the third largest veteran population in the country, and 20 military installations.
“Memorial Day is a day to remember the sacrifices that our fallen servicemembers made to ensure our freedoms here in the United States, and the First Lady and I were honored to host this event at the Governor’s Mansion, said Governor Ron DeSantis.
“This Memorial Day we honor our men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “We will never forget their service and commitment to our country. We owe it to their memory and to their family’s honor that we continue the fight to protect the principles that make our country great. May God bless our fallen heroes and their families on this Memorial Day.”
Governor DeSantis also recently signed eight bills to support Florida’s military members and their families. Bills signed by the Governor will support veteran education and training opportunities, expand veteran benefits, and strengthen long-term care for Florida’s veterans and their families.
The Governor also gave remarks at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Ceremony and met with veterans from across the state.
To watch the full remarks from Governor DeSantis, click here.