Tampa, FL -- What do Bobby Bowden, Jeb Bush, Henry Plant, Lawton Chiles, Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., and the late General Norman Schwarzkopf all have in common? They're all recipients of the prestigious Great Floridian award.
Schwarzkopf passed away in December. He and his wife Brenda called the Tampa Bay area home during his retirement, and he gave his time and money to a variety of causes and charities. His wife accepted the award Tuesday afternoon at a ceremony at MacDill's Central Command with Governor Rick Scott.
The Great Floridian honors those who have made significant contributions to the state and is chosen by a group of the state's highest-ranking political figures. More than 60 people have received the award over the past 30 years.
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