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All students in Citrus and surrounding counties can learn history from a veteran when the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, Florida Purple Heart Mural Memorial, Korean War Memorial and the Moving Tribute to those who have died in the Global War on Terror and 9/11 will be on display Sunday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 9. Escorted tours of the monuments are free to class groups from public and private schools or home-schooled students
The war memorials will be open to the public 24 hours a day while on display on the Holcim Property on U.S. 19, seven miles north of Crystal River as part of the Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion. The event is hosted by American Legion Post 225, and sponsored by Holcim Corporation, the Citrus County Chronicle, and Military Order of the Purple Heart. Military displays will also highlight the reunion.
A veteran reunion and celebration will be Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9. There will be booths with representatives from nonprofit veteran groups, and food, drinks, crafts vendors and live music by Silver Eagle and Encore Swing bands, and Paul and Jackie Stevio. Parking and admission are free.
For more information, call Richard Hunt at 407-579-6190, Tom Gallagher at 352-860-1629, Lee Helscel at 352-238-5692 or visit www.NatureCoastAllVeteransReunion.org.