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CFO Sink Statement in Honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

12/7/2009

CONTACT: Kyra Jennings or Kevin Cate, 850-413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink today released the following statement in remembrance of the December 7, 1941, attacks on Pearl Harbor:
 
“Today we pause to remember the sacrifice of the brave men and women who served at Pearl Harbor. We honor the memory of those we lost and the sacrifice of all who have served through the support of our veterans and troops stationed at home and overseas.”
 
When war was declared on December 8, 1941, more than 250,000 Floridians signed up to serve in the U.S. military. Today, Florida is home to five major naval bases and installations in the communities of Pensacola, Panama City, Milton, Mayport and Jacksonville.
 
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As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, CFO Alex Sink oversees the Department of Financial Services.  A successful businesswoman with nearly three decades of experience in the private sector, Sink is serving her first term as Florida's CFO.  As CFO, Sink's priorities include using her business experience to cut wasteful government spending, cracking down on financial and insurance fraud and reforming the state government's contracting practices.