What does it take to get nominated?
a) Meets the definition of “Veteran” as defined by section 1.01 of Florida Statutes as determined by Department of Defense documentation, such as a DD Form 214, or proof of service from the Florida National Guard with a NGB Form 22.
b) Received an honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces and can provide official documentation verifying discharge status.
c) Has exhibited good moral character.
d) Posthumous nominations are accepted. Records to document military service are still required. If no DD Form 214 or NGB Form 22 is available, provide other documentation to include discharge papers, news articles, affidavits, official letters of service from a branch of service, the DoD, or the Florida National Guard, or other documentation that can be verified. (To obtain copy of military service records, go to www.archives.gov/veterans)
e) Employees of the Governor’s staff, all elected or appointed officials in the State of Florida, members of County Veteran Service Offices and members of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, its Foundation and the Veterans’ Hall of Fame Council are ineligible for induction until two years after they have left their position. The Veterans’ Hall of Fame Council may recommend a waiver of the two year requirement for nominees over the age of 70.