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Memorial Day plans
Ivan Chubb, who organizes the annual Memorial Day ceremonies in Cedar Key and Bronson, has announced plans for the events.
Chubb informed the Levy County Commission that the Cedar Key ceremony will be held in the Cedar Key Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.
The Bronson ceremony will be held at the city cemetery at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 30.
Chubb said Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 in Chiefland would be presenting the colors at the ceremonies.
Because We Care Day proclaimed
The Levy County Commission proclaimed Wednesday, April 6, as "Because We Care Day" to express the county's support for veterans, especially the 1 million veterans who are hospitalized in Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
The event was celebrated nationwide through the efforts of the AMVETS National Service Foundation. The foundation provided VA medical centers with personal hygiene kits and members of AMVETS visited patients in VA facilities.
The nearest VA facility is the Malcolm Randall Medical Center in Gainesville.
Ivan Chubb, state veterans service officer for AMVETS, requested and received the proclamation. Chubb said kits would also be provided to veterans in nursing homes.
Legion honoring female vets
American Legion Auxiliary Newberry Unit No. 149 will host a celebration in honor of female veterans in Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties.
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Florida President Irmi Wehrli will speak at the event on April 28 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post at 26821 W. Newberry Road, Newberry.
The celebration is by invitation only. Female veterans in Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties are asked to call
Newberry Auxiliary President Betty Lynn Brown, at 352-378-3583 or 352-494-2574 by April 15 to arrange to attend.