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Crist Joins Soliders To Support Initiative Aimed at Helping Vets

April 17th, 2008 by flanews

A few of Floridas bravest were at the Capitol today to support a plan to help men and women returning from Iraq. Governor Charlie Crist joined ranking members of the Army, Navy and Marines to support the Florida Veterans First initiative. The Veteran will over guidance to soldier returning from Iraq. Its made up of members of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Agency for Workforce Innovation, and Workforce Florida. Executive Director of Veterans Affairs Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. says young veterans have a lot on their plates.

They have needs such as education, retraining, they have to get mortgages, and so the need is very different. And so were working with the agency of work innovation to make that happen, said Collins.

The group set up a website to help veterans find state funded services. The address is www.FloridaVetsFirst.com.

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