Christmas season wreaths honoring Citrus County veterans

Christmas season wreaths honoring Citrus County veterans:

On Friday, December 8, the Citrus County Korean War Veterans Association, in conjunction with the Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart, will join with the Inverness Sertoma Club to place Christmas wreaths at the Memorials located on the historic Citrus County Courthouse site in Inverness Florida.

The joint ceremony will take place at 4:30 PM just prior to the annual Inverness ceremony ushering in the Christmas season with entertaining events including tree lighting ceremonies and choral presentations which will commence at 5 PM in and around the Historic Courthouse area.

As many Citrus veterans will be among those attending the “Light Up Inverness” affair, all are encouraged to attend this brief wreath laying ceremony which is dedicated to the memory of those who have honorably served their nation in Christmases past. This event, like the Wreaths Across America Program, is a tribute to the contributions that our veterans have made to ensure our freedom to enjoy and celebrate this most revered holiday – one that brings us together in peace.


Contact: Robert Crawford, Vice Commander, Chapter 192, citrus Korean War Veterans Association –352 270 9025

Annual Veterans Day Celebration.

Forest Ridge Elementary School will host their 11th Annual Veterans Day Celebration. The community and especially Veterans are welcome. The program will begin at 9:30 am on November 10th. Please arrive early for parking and a valid ID is required. This year the program is in Memory of Angelo Arcadipane, a U.S. Air Force and Air Guard veteran and former 3rd grade teacher.
Students will sing songs, recite poems, and preform presentations as well as the FRE Choir performing patriotic songs.
Guests in need of special accommodations, please contact

Please share with your Veterans. We celebrate Veterans.

Thank you so much! Hope to see you there.

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Coming Welcome Home Party

Hello everyone…..Here is the information on the Guests of Honor for the Aug 26th Welcome Home

Where: The Elks in Homosassa Time: Dinner at 5PM program at 6PM Dinner will be Ziti with Greek Salad for $8.00 I will have tickets to be sold prior to the party. I will need a head count As soon as possible, please

GY Sgt (E-7) Jacob Skiff Dates of tours enduring freedom Unit Echo minus 4th Anti-terrorism Job- Saw Gunner June 2006 -May 2007

Iraqi Freedom  Unit 4TH AA BN Tampa, Armory Chief #1 Dec 2008 to Jan 2010  #2 May 2011 to June 2012 Moved to Citrus County in 2007 with wife Cari Skiff and son Zachary Skiff (9) Just returned home from Reservist Armory Chief 4TH ANGLICO West Palm Beach

Captain Peter Reins US Army DATES OF TOUR WHILE SERVING IN OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM: November 2016 – July 2017 UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: 119th Chaplain Detachment JOB ASSIGNMENT: Religious Support Operations Chaplain

MARRIED to  Natalya Reins 2 children —Jadyn and Josiah Reins

1st Sustainment Command (Theater), Religious Support Operations Chaplain And

This photo is Jacobs and Reins


UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: 119th Chaplain Detachment/641 St RSG Job: Chaplain Assistant Married to Julie Jacobs 2 children Jadon & Aleena Still in the Reserves, 119th Chaplain Detachment St Pete Fl

More details to follow soon





Welcome Home 6-2-17 Post 155 Crystal River.

Hello to All:

Please join us to Welcome Home US Navy Zachary E Wilson and Spc Samuel Ruby US ARMY on June 2, 2017

The American Legion Post 155 will be hosting this party with French Dip and Fries for $6.00 Dinner at 5 PM with program at 6 PM

MMN1 (SS)  Zachary E. Wilson US NAVY A Submariner
Rank: E-6
Dates of tours: 7 overseas deployments from 2008-2014
Job/Unit Assignment: Nuclear Machinist Mate First Class onboard USS FLORIDA SSGN-728.

Graduated  Crystal River High School Class of 2004
Still on active duty currently attached to Nuclear Power Training Unit CharlestonSouth Carolina.


Spc Samuel Ruby US ARMY

Graduated  Citrus High School2014  Still  active duty, 11 Bravo Weapons Squad, 101st Airborne Air Assault.

Wife Caitlyn Ruby 1 child Hayden.