To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.

To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.

May-June 2021

I have good news to share with this newsletter.  We have just completed the 26th Annual Citrus County Building Alliance (CCBA) fishing tournament. It was a huge success. We are honored to be partners with them in this endeavor. It is the Chapter's largest source of revenue.

The Captain's Meeting & Social was well attended by both Chapter Patriots and Associates. An outstanding showing! Thanks to all who attended. 

A group new to us, Confederation of American Patriots, Inc. presented us with a check for $200.00 earmarked for veterans’ assistance. Five vets in the audience also donated $110.00 in support of our efforts.

Freedom Boat Club took six of our members out Saturday for a day of fishing for free. Bill Merryman and a veteran guest went on one boat, Zig Laska and Dale Fair paired up and Bud Allen

with Joe McClister went on their third boat. Professional Captain Susie Martin took Bob Gibson and his son Saturday and Bob again Sunday. Saturday evening found Zig Laska on the leaderboard for most spots on a redfish. He was unseated on Sunday.

Freedom Boat Club says they want to set up a monthly trip with Purple Heart vets. I will let you know when the details are completed.

One of our functions with CCBA is to assist with a gun raffle. I am pleased to announce we sold out all 200 tickets for the first time ever.

With things getting back to normal, I hope to see a good turnout of Chapter members for our annual Armed Forces Day picnic to renew our bonds of camaraderie and to greet our scholarship recipients. I sincerely hope all are safe and well.

Please take care of each other.

Yours in Patriotism


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

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