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Contact: Meredith Beatrice
Meredith.Beatrice@dos.myflorida.com
850.245.6522

MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary of State Ken Detzner to Announce Launch of Victory Florida Campaign

Tallahassee –

On Monday, May 11,  Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner will announce the launch of Victory  Florida, a campaign recognizing 70 years since the ending of World War II.  Secretary Detzner will be joined by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs,  VISIT FLORIDA, Honor Flight Tallahassee and others.

In  addition to the launch of Victory Florida, this press conference will  recognize the anniversary of VE-Day (May 8, 1945), the day WWII ended in  Europe.

                                        

WHEN:

Monday,  May 11, 2015
10:00 a.m. Eastern

LOCATION:

Florida  Capitol
22nd  Floor

SUBJECT: Launch of Victory  Florida campaign commemorating 70 years since the ending of WWII.
PARTICIPANTS:

Florida  Secretary of State Ken Detzner
Lieutenant Colonel Steve Murray (Ret.), Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
Malcom “Mac” Kemp, Honor Flight Tallahassee
Will Seccombe, President & CEO, VISIT FLORIDA
Other Speakers TBD

RSVP:  While an RSVP isn’t  required to access the event, you may confirm your attendance in advance by  emailing Meredith Beatrice at Meredith.Beatrice@dos.myflorida.com.

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About  Victory Florida:
August  15, 2015, marks the 70 year anniversary of V-Day, or Victory Day, which marked  the end of World War II in 1945. The Florida Department of State is drawing  attention to this important anniversary during 2015 with the campaign Victory  Florida, which honors and celebrates the heroes and heroines of World War  II while educating Floridians about the important role our state played on the  battlefield and on the home front.
There are many statewide  organizational partners including museums, historical sites and memorials who  are promoting the campaign. These statewide partners are planning events year  round to honor WWII veterans and tell the story of Florida during WWII. To find  out more about Victory Florida, or to view Victory Florida events  visit VivaFlorida.org/Victory.

About Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs:
Florida has earned a reputation as the most veteran friendly state in the  nation. Watching over and advocating for our state's more than 1.5 million  veterans are the more than 1,100 men and women of the Florida Department of  Veterans’ Affairs. Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs is the premier point  of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, benefits and support.  The Department plays a critical role in advocating for former and retired  service members of all ages. For more information visit FloridaVets.org.