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The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society, Inc. was formed in 2019 as a supportive non-profit organization to provide financial and administrative support to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs and the Florida Veterans Foundation as requested to insure the continuing success of the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
Class of 2021 Updates
The Class of 2021 has been selected by the Hall of Fame Counsel. The final Counsel meeting and final voting are completed. There are 15 nominations approved for the Class of 2021. The nominee list will now go before the Cabinet and Governor.
NOTICE: The Class of 2021 approval by the Cabinet and the Governor has been delayed again. The Cabinet meeting today has been canceled.
The September 21 Cabinet meeting was supposed to be the approval date for the Class of 2021, but there was an unusual delay at the FDVA, and the Class of 2021 was not added to the agenda.
Today, December 14, was to be the next available Cabinet meeting for approval. Now that today's cabinet was canceled, the next possible available date for the Cabinet meeting to vote on the Class of 2021 will be at the first Cabinet meeting in 2022. Those meetings have not yet been set. As we learn more, we will let you know that date.
A request has been filed to organize a special Cabinet meeting to vote on the Class of 2021. That is all we know right now. As I receive confirmed information I will relate it to you immediately.
The venue has not been set, but the induction will probably take place in the Florida State Cabinet Room of the Florida State Capital Building. Following the induction ceremony there will be a reception for the new inductees and the Class of 2020, probably on the 22nd floor of the State Capital Building.
The last update posting here was 12/14/21.