Secretary of State Ken Detzner has announced the launch of Victory Florida, a campaign recognizing 70 years since the ending of World War II. At two press events, one in Fort Lauderdale as part of Fleet Week on May 9, and one held at the Florida Capitol on May 11, Secretary Detzner honored the role of Florida and its veterans during the war and encouraged partnering communities to plan Victory Florida activities across the state as part of this campaign.
On May 8, 1945, WWII ended in Europe following the continued advancement of United States troops into Germany. In recognition of this anniversary, the Florida Department of State held two press conferences to launch the campaign Victory Florida. Prior to the press launch in Fort Lauderdale, 14 WWII veterans were presented the French Legion of Honor by the Consulate General of France in Miami. As part of the Tallahassee press conference, WWII veterans that participated in a recent Honor Flight Tallahassee mission were recognized for their heroism and sacrifices for our country.
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