Florida Veterans Hall of Fame Society, Inc.

We are a non-profit 501c3 Florida Corporation developed for the purpose of supporting, funding and assisting in managing the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

Serving All Branches of the United States Military

Our Mission

The State of Florida established the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame in 2013 to recognize and honor those military veterans who, through their works and lives during and after military service, have made a significant contribution to the State of Florida, their city, town and community through civic, business, public service and other worthy pursuits.

The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society, Inc. was formed in 2019 as a supportive non-profit organization to provide financial and administrative support to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs and the Florida Veterans Foundation as requested to insure the continuing success of the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

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Click here to search for a member by the year they were inducted into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.

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The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fames Society, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 Florida Corporation developed for the purpose of supporting, funding and assisting in managing the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Your donation is tax deductable.

Scholarship Project

“We are so grateful to the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society for supporting our current and future student veterans  in such an impactful way.” said Billy Francis, director of the FSU Student Veteran Center. “This scholarship will help us continue to be a national beacon for veteran success.” Click on the link below to donate via Paypal.



Funds donated by the Society may also be used for emergency financial support.

Our History

In 2010 while visiting with family in California, I was reading a copy of the Retired Officer’s Magazine and came across an article about the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame. It occurred to me that Florida, with 1.5 million veterans probably should have a similar institution. When I returned to Tallahassee that fall, I contacted Lt Gen Bob Milligan, USMC Retired, a personal friend, who was the acting Director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, and Florida State Senator Mike Bennett who was also a friend and discussed the idea. They both thought it a good idea and were willing to pursue it as a legislative matter.
Under their guidance, in 2011, the Florida Legislature passed a bill creating the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The legislation placed the Hall of Fame under the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) for administrative purposes but with the stipulation that no appropriated money was to be used. The FDVA selected nominees, the majority were former Governors, some of whom owned slaves, and sent the names to the Cabinet who rejected the nominees and directed that the legislation be rewritten. The Northeast wall of the main floor of the Capitol was dedicated in November 2011. It now contains the names of all members of the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame.