Ron DeSantis gives Veterans Day proclamation, highlights business opportunities

Ahead of Veterans Day, Gov. Ron DeSantis recognized the state’s 1.5 million veterans during the holiday that dates back more than 100 years to the end of World War I.

The Governor, himself a Navy veteran, extended “greetings and best wishes” to those who have served in uniform for the nation. He was assigned to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps during his active-duty service, including in Guantanamo and Iraq.

“Florida will always honor and support the selfless sacrifices and courage of our military spouses, children and families,” the Governor wrote in his proclamation.

He also recognized veteran-owned small businesses and resources connecting those businesses to growth opportunities in a separate memo. The Governor’s Office highlighted state agencies Tuesday that provide those resources while encouraging business owners to take advantage of them.

“We continue working to ensure Florida remains the most veteran-friendly state, offering programs that support Florida’s hardworking, well-trained, and skilled veterans who make great contributions toward Florida’s workforce and economy,” DeSantis said in the press release.

Highlighted agencies include the Department of Economic Opportunity and its Florida Defense Cybersecurity Training Program, funded through a U.S. Defense Department grant worth more than $1 million. Together with

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