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Governor Scott Honors Nearly 600 Veterans

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JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Governor Rick Scott honored nearly 600 veterans throughout the state for their service.

The governor held ceremonies Wednesday in Jacksonville and Orlando as part of a week of events honoring veterans in the lead-up to July 4.

In Jacksonville, 410 veterans were given the Governor’s Veterans Service Award in an event at the 125th Fighter Wing. In Orlando, 179 veterans received the award at the headquarters of the 2nd Batallion, 124th Infantry.

Scott said, “We must take every opportunity to thank our heroes for their service.”

Scott held a similar ceremony Tuesday for 187 veterans in West Palm Beach.

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