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Florida Veterans Foundation Launches Honor a Vet Program with New PBS Documentary on World War II

Updated: May 14, 2023

by Helping Florida Veterans | Nov 9, 2022

 

Tallahassee, FL — The Florida Veterans Foundation is giving Floridians an opportunity to honor their loved ones who are Veterans by having them featured in the credits of a new documentary film, A State At War: Florida During WWII. The documentary, which will air on Public Broadcasting Stations (PBS) in Florida and around the country beginning next Veterans Day, highlights Florida’s transformative role during World War II.


The Honor a Veteran Program allows individuals to choose their donation and level of recognition for their Veteran, which could include having their name, photo and military credentials featured in the film’s credits. Donations from the Honor a Veteran Program are tax deductible and will help fund Florida Veterans Foundation programs that assist Veteran’s in need.

“Almost 250,000 Floridian men and women served in the armed forces during World War II, and this film will help preserve their legacy as a reminder of what they have done through their service and sacrifice,” said Lew Wilson, President/CEO of the Florida Veterans Foundation.

The Florida Veterans Foundation has partnered with 82° West Productions to produce A State At War: Florida During WWII. The goal of the film is to highlight the role Florida played during the World War II in establishing bases and hosting thousands of military recruits who came to train for their roles in the war. The film features interviews with Florida Veterans who served during World War II, each sharing their experiences and helping paint a historical picture of Florida during those pivotal years through in-depth interviews.

Sponsorships are also available to support the production of the documentary. More information, including an online donation link, can be found on our site under:

Get Involved > PBS Film

The Florida Veterans Foundation (FVF) assists Florida veterans and their families by partnering with organizations to improve veterans’ physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. Among the FVF’s programs is an Emergency Crisis hotline geared specifically for veterans, offering 24-hour help to prevent veteran suicides and support veterans suffering from opioid addiction.

Contact Information:

Florida Veterans Foundation 850-488-4181 fvf@fdva.fl.gov

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