Women veterans honored March 12-18

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The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives of local Women Veterans Organizations.

The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives of local Women Veterans Organizations.

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on Feb. 28, 2017 proclaiming the week of March 12 through 18, 2017 as Women Veterans Recognition Week.

Florida has the third largest population of women veterans in the United States, being home to 154,000 women veterans making up more than 9 percent of the veteran population in Florida, and Citrus County is home to over 1,500 women veterans.

Citrus County recognizes the tremendous sacrifices of women veterans while in uniform and joins the State of Florida and the nation in honoring the invaluable impact that women veterans make both locally and throughout the world.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes March 12 through 18, 2017 as Women Veterans Recognition Week in Citrus County and calls the observance to the attention of all citizens.

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