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Fla. Department of Veterans Affairs uses new look to help vets

6:04 PM, Sep 5, 2012   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- To bring a new awareness to veterans and their situations, the The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled a new logo and a new approach. 

A statewide mulitmedia campaign began Wednesday to help connect Florida veterans with federal and state benefits and services, according to a release from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The outreach campaign aims to utilize traditional newspaper ads and displays as well as a new website and smart phone apps to accommodate Florida's large veteran demographic, which includes vets from World War II, Vietnam, and more, as well as those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

"Some of Florida's veterans fought for our freedom in the days before television while others never knew a time without personal computers, yet they all share the admiration of a grateful nation," said Mike Prendergast, executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs. "If they aren't receiving the benefits and services they rightfully earned, we must use every approach available to reach them and set things right."

The Department of Veterans Affairs serves 1.6 million Floridians and says it plays a critical role in advocating for veterans and connecting them to federal and state benefits and services they have earned.

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