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**VIDEO RELEASE** CFO Jimmy Patronis: Honoring Florida’s 1.5 Million Veterans

11/11/2021

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

**VIDEO RELEASE**
CFO Jimmy Patronis: Honoring Florida’s 1.5 Million Veterans


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement and video message honoring those who have served in the Armed Forces on Veterans Day.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “This Veterans Day, we honor the heroic men and women who selflessly served to defend our country and democracy against evil and tyranny. It takes a special person with an undying love for their country to leave their families behind at a moment’s notice and lay their lives on the line for others. Florida is home to more than 1.5 million amazing veterans, many of whom have chosen to continue to serve their communities as first responders. In fact, Florida is the third-largest veteran populated state in the nation and our state’s veterans bring more than $18.4 billion federal dollars annually into Florida’s economy.

“When I served in the Florida House and now as your CFO, I have focused on making Florida the most veteran-friendly state in the nation and will continue to ensure these heroes have the tools and resources they need to build a strong financial future. As you celebrate this Veterans Day, please take a moment to thank a veteran or active duty service member for their courage and the sacrifices they’ve made to give us the freedom we enjoy today. Thank you and God bless Florida’s Veterans.”

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities