To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.
Chapter meetings are at 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of January, March, May July, September and November
at the Citrus County Builders Alliance, 1196 S. Lecanto Hwy., Lecanto
Previous Chapter 776 scholarship winner establishes her own scholarship for local students.
2023 17th annual Purple Heart Ceremony
The combat wounded patriots of Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) cordially invite all veterans and the public, especially families and students, to attend the 17th annual Purple Heart Ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 at the Citrus County Fairgrounds Auditorium, 3610 S. Florida Ave., Inverness.
The patriotic ceremony commemorates the proud legacy of the Purple Heart and pays tribute to Florida’s fallen heroes of the Global War on Terror and America’s wounded warriors. The ceremony will feature patriotic music by members of the Nature Coast Community Band.
The ceremony will be dedicated to the memory of recently departed United States Marine Corps veteran and Chapter 776 Commander Emeritus “Bud” Allen who was a proud Marine and tireless advocate for Citrus County veterans.
For more information about Chapter 776, visit citruspurpleheart.org
or call 352-382-3847.
Chapter 776 MOPH Scholarships
Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart is pleased to announce two scholarship opportunities for local graduating high school seniors.
Chapter 776’s College of Central Florida (CF) Endowed Scholarship awards $1,500 to a graduating senior accepted or currently enrolled as a full time student (12 or more semester credit hours) at CF for Academic Year 2023-24.
Chapter 776’s Sgt. Dennis J. Flanagan Memorial Scholarship awards $1,500 to a graduating senior accepted as a full time student (12 or more semester credit hours) at any accredited U.S. college for Academic Year 2023-24.
Chapter 776 must receive scholarship applications no later than 5:00 p.m. March 15, 2023.
* Forms are not fillable online. Must print, fill out and mail.
Purple Heart motorcycle license plate
Thanks to the personal initiative and persistent determination of Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart Patriot Glenn Beaulieu, the Florida Legislature passed legislation (HB 1135) during the 2020 legislative session that was enacted into law by Governor Ron DeSantis authorizing a Purple Heart license plate for motorcycles owned by Purple Heart recipients, effective January 1, 2021. The Purple Heart motorcycle license plate now joins the Purple Heart vehicle license plate that has been available to Purple Heart recipients for over two decades.
The Purple Heart motorcycle license plate for Purple Heart recipients will soon be available for purchase at County Tax Collector offices. Until then, Purple Heart recipients can obtain the Purple Heart motorcycle license plate directly from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) as indicated:
Go to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website at www.flhsmv.gov
Click on RESOURCES on the navigation bar.
Click on Forms.
If you already have a motorcycle license plate, click on 83146: Application for Replacement License Plate, Validation Decal or Parking Permit, complete, print and sign.
If you do not already have a motorcycle license plate, click on 83034:Application for Military Service Related License Plate, complete, print and sign.
Mail the completed and signed applicable form 83034: Application for Military Service Related License Plate or 83146: Application for Replacement License Plate, Validation Decal or Parking Permit) with a copy of your DD 214 or Official Orders attesting to the awarding of your Purple Heart and a check made payable to FLHSMV in the amount of $36.90 to:
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Direct Mail
2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS #72
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
The Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018
Do you know how it can effect you?
It's official; DD-214s are now online. Please pass on to other vets.
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the
following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online.
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The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.
Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776
Military Order of the Purple Heart
P.O. Box 1345
Lecanto, FL 34460-1345
Commander Richard Hunt
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Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart, P.O. Box 1345, Lecanto, FL 34460-1345
Adjutant Curt Ebitz