Sunday, December 6, 2015

Florida Newspapers Don't Seem to Value Veterans Much

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs has this,
Our Veterans
Florida is the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. If you are a veteran, thank you for your service. If you are the spouse or family member of a veteran, a special thank you for your dedicated support.

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation after California and Texas with more than 1.5 million veterans – 12 percent of the Sunshine State’s population 18 and over.

Wartime veterans make up about 75 percent of Florida’s total veteran population (1.2 million).

There are more Vietnam-era veterans than any other wartime category in Florida with more than 523,743.

There are more than 233,293 veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq who claim Florida as their home of record.

Florida has more than 166,000 women veterans.

But it appears our newspapers don't seem notice any of them.

I was looking over post for Florida and found only 850 of them out of 25,451. It made me sick to think about how many veterans we have here while there have been so few reports on our veterans. Sure, there are stories about some of the events going on all over this state and some really good coverage but hardly no newspaper values veterans enough to dedicate a section just for them.

Here's some of the newspapers we have here not treating veterans as important as they regard others. They should be embarrassed.

Florida Newspapers Online
Bradenton Herald (No Veterans Section)
The Bradenton Times (No Veterans Section)
Brevard Times (No Veterans Section)
Hernando Today (Brooksville)(No Veterans Section)
Cape Coral Daily Breeze (No Veterans Section)
Charlotte Sun-Herald (No Veterans Section)
Daytona Beach News Journal (No Veterans Section)
The Florida News Journal (No Veterans Section)
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) (No Veterans Section)
Florida Today (Brevard County)(No Veterans Section)
Fort Myers News-Press (Southwest Florida Online)(No Veterans Section)
Gainesville Sun (No Veterans Section)
Hernando Today (No Veterans Section)
Indian River County News (No Veterans Section)
Jackson County Floridan (No Veterans Section)
Key West Citizen (No Veterans Section)
Lake City Reporter (No Veterans Section)
Lakeland Ledger (No Veterans Section)
Leesburg Daily Commercial (No Veterans Section)
Martin County News (No Veterans Section)
Miami Herald (No Veterans Section)
Naples Daily News Online (No Veterans Section)
Ocala Star Banner (No Veterans Section)
Orlando Sentinel (No Veterans Section)
Palm Beach Daily News (No Veterans Section)
Palm Beach Post (No Veterans Section)
Panama City News Herald (Military Section)
Pensacola News-Journal (No Veterans Section)
The St. Augustine Record (No Veterans Section)
St. Lucie County News (No Veterans Section)
Santa Rosa Press Gazette (Military Section)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Veterans Section)
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale) (No Veterans Section)
Tampa Bay Times (No Veterans Section)
Tampa Tribune (No Veterans Section)