To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.

To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.

Mar-Apr 2021

Patriots & Associates, 

It is my sincere hope that this finds all of you and yours healthy and in good spirits.

COVID-19 numbers statewide and in Citrus County are finally trending down.  The county’s positivity rate finally fell below the desired 10% level recording an encouraging positivity rate of 6.31%, as of February 21.   

I have a difficult time realizing it has been close to a year with this pandemic.  I miss my Brothers and Sisters.... you are my Family. I pray that they continue to fall allowing us to go back to a semblance of normal living again.

That being said, we will conduct our first in-person business meeting for this year on March 16 at 1 p.m. It will be only the second in-person meeting that we have had in a year!  During the meeting the Chapter officers for 2021-22 will be installed by Past Chapter 776 Commander Ray Michael.  All officers are encouraged to make it a priority to be present for the installation.  As recommended by the Center for Disease Control, masks and social distancing will still be required.  Let's hope these precautions can safely go away in the near future. 

Plans are being made to have our next Citrus County Building Alliance (CCBA) Fishing Tournament April 24 and 25 with the Captain's Meeting Friday evening April 23. We have the opportunity to send a few Purple Heart veterans fishing again for free with professional boat captains.  Hopefully, we can get some folks who have not been before to go after Trout and Redfish. CCBA has been our major source for donations to fund what we do.  Let's plan on a good showing at the Captain's meeting!

As always, look out for each other and let us know if anyone needs help, or just conversation.

Semper Fidelis!

Richard Hunt, Commander

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

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