For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Contact: Meredith Beatrice
MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary of State Ken Detzner to Announce Launch of Victory Florida Campaign
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.
Monday, May 11, 2015
|SUBJECT:||Launch of Victory Florida campaign commemorating 70 years since the ending of WWII.|
Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner
|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.|
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.