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Today, I joined military service members and leaders from our thriving business community for JAX Chamber's 17th Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon honoring our strong military and veteran community in Northeast Florida. 
Every November, as our nation pauses to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, I think about the men in my family who served our great nation.
Jacksonville is a proud and patriotic city. You could see that reflected in the faces of the thousands of citizens who came downtown to watch the annual July 4th fireworks display.
 
Last week, Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department held its second annual Vetrepreneur Summit.
I came to Jacksonville the same way many people in our city did – through the Navy.
Each week, I issue birthday and anniversary letters to citizens, celebrating the milestones they’ve reached in their lives or their organizations. Last week was incredibly special in that I was afforded and opportunity to recognize a long-time anchor in the community.