Gov. Scott honors veterans in Jacksonville

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott and first lady Ann Scott visited Jacksonville on Wednesday morning to honor veterans. 

Gov. Scott was at the U.S. National Guard Building at 10 a.m. to honor military veterans at a special medal ceremony. 

National Guard; Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Communications Director Steve Murray, and Diane King, home administrator of the St. Augustine State Veterans Nursing Home attended the ceremony. 

During the ceremony, 410 Florida veterans were honored with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. 

“The freedoms and opportunities that all Americans enjoy are because of the service of our veterans. I am privileged to award these medals to the brave Florida veterans from the Jacksonville area," Gov. Scott said.