Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis this morning visited the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) in Pinellas County. The Governor and First Lady met with FDVA Director Danny Burgess as well as local military veterans to discuss needs and actions being taken to assist these individuals and their families.
The Governor was also pleased to award the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal to several Florida veterans in attendance.
“In Congress, I fought for veterans who struggled with mental health disorders, and as Governor, I’m committed to ensuring those who served our country get the support they earned from our state,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “In the United States, one in every four suicides involves a veteran. We have a responsibility to do more for these brave men and women to avoid these kinds of tragedies and assist them with the services and care they deserve.”