CHAPTER PURPOSE  

CHAPTER PURPOSE  

To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.

MEETINGS

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



Krystina Woychowski

Previous Chapter 776 scholarship winner establishes her own scholarship for local students.


Click here for Citrus County Chronicle article.



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.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION.*


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.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION.*


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

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.


Click here to go to web site.


The Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018

Do you know how it can effect you?

Click here for more info.

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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 

obakesan@att.net

Adjutant Curt Ebitz

info@citruspurpleheart.org

352-382-3847

Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart, P.O. Box 1345, Lecanto, FL 34460-1345

Tel:  352-637-3265 or 352-382-3847               Email:   info@citruspurpleheart.org

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