Veterans

Nugent honors county veterans

Al Harrison, Constituent Liaison for Congressman Rich Nugent, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Citrus County Veterans Service Officer Kimberly Menster on behalf of the congressman during a ceremony at the Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness. The certificate recognizes the office’s hard work and dedication to the veterans of Citrus County. (December 22, 2016)

Al Harrison, Constituent Liaison for Congressman Rich Nugent, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Citrus County Veterans Service Officer Kimberly Menster on behalf of the congressman during a ceremony at the Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness.

The certificate recognizes the office’s hard work and dedication to the veterans of Citrus County. (December 22, 2016)

BOCC honors veterans during special week

The Board of County Commissioners are pictured with representatives of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter No.192

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on Oct. 25, proclaiming the week of Oct. 29 through Nov. 14, 2016 as “Veterans Appreciation Weeks” in Citrus County, Florida and has designated Nov. 11, 2016, as “Veterans Day” in Citrus County, Florida.

This year “Veterans Appreciation Weeks” has been set aside to honor the Korean War Era Veterans.

Lecanto veterans clinic to remain open under lease

There has been a rumor in the community about a perceived plan by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs to consolidate services provided by the VA in Gainesville, the VA facility in The Villages and the Lecanto VA clinic, which some have feared could possibly result in the closure of the Lecanto clinc.

American Legion post donates to CCSO training effort

Homosassa American Legion Arnold Vern Post 166 Commander Clay Scott, far right, accompanied by other American Legion members, stopped by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Operations Center to give Sheriff Jeff Dawsy a $1,000 check for the CCSO’s training division.

Homosassa American Legion Arnold Vern Post 166 Commander Clay Scott, far right, accompanied by other American Legion members, stopped by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Operations Center to give Sheriff Jeff Dawsy a $1,000 check for the CCSO’s training division.

In prepared remarks, Commander Scott said it’s not easy today being a police officer or sheriff’s deputy or even a member of the military.

County won't move Inverness veterans memorials

War memorials in Inverness Florida

If the unanimous vote today of the Citrus County Commission is any indicator, plans to move veterans memorials from the front of the Historic Old Courthouse in Inverness aren't going anywhere.

Commissioners voted 5-0 to not go ahead with moving the memorials to the back of the courthouse, where some groups had lobbied for the landmarks to be relocated to.

Surprisingly, some representatives from the county's veterans groups said at the commission meeting that they hadn't even been invited to discussions that eventually led to calls to move the monuments.

Citrus Chapter of Rolling Thunder, Fla. presents POW/MIA chair

Members of Chapter 7, Rollng Thunder Florida (Citrus County) present the National Chair of Honor to the Citrus County Commission in honor of POW's and MIA's.

The local chapter of Rolling Thunder, Inc., Florida on Tuesday presented a POW/MIA remembrance chair to the Citrus County Commission.

The chair, also known as the "National Chair of Honor" is now displayed in front of the elevated dais on which commissioners conduct commission business.

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