Florida: Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Announces Holiday Letters to Heroes during the Holiday Season
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ~ Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez announced the 'Holiday Letters to Heroes' initiative to encourage Florida's K-8 students to write holiday letters to the men and women who are deployed or on state active duty in the Florida National Guard this holiday season. Through her initiative, LG on Mission, the Lieutenant Governor is partnering with the Florida Department of Education to collect and send letters of support and appreciation for military service members.

The initiative will run from November 17th through December 15th, 2023. Students are encouraged to submit handwritten letters with messages of support and appreciation for our active military men and women, as well as drawings that share the holiday spirit. All letters must be received by Friday, December 15th, 2023 at 325 W Gaines Street in Tallahassee, Florida 32399.

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"Being away from one's family is difficult, especially during the holidays," said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. "These men and women have courageously served our state and we want to share our gratitude and appreciation for their service." Major General John D. Haas of The Adjutant General of Florida echoed this sentiment saying that receiving letters from home while deployed during the holidays will be very appreciated. Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz Jr. added that this is a great opportunity for students across our state to send encouragement to those bravely serving in the Florida National Guard.

Under Governor DeSantis' leadership, Florida is now considered the most military- and veteran-friendly state in the nation. The Framework for Freedom Budget allocated record funding to the Florida National Guard to elevate force readiness and reduce dependence on federal resources as well as $108 million to grow the Florida State Guard - a civilian volunteer force - to aid during emergencies.

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