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Veteran Voices

  • Military memorials open to public

    The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Crystal River from Sunday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Holcim Property on U.S. 19 a mile north of C.R. 488. Other military tributes will also be open free to the public 24 hours a day. All veterans, families and school groups can also visit the Florida Military of the Order Purple Heart Mural Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Moving Tribute to those dead in the Global War on Terror and 9/11.

  • Veterans Briefs

    WWII veterans meeting
      All World War II veterans are invited to join us for lunch on Thursday October, 13th at 11:30 a.m. at Melanie's Restaurant in Williston. Our WW II veterans come from 5 different counties so we switch our meeting places around to accommodate all of you. Melanie has catered us in the past so we know your lunch will be excellent. The restaurant is at 112 East Noble Ave. which is Hwy 27. Bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran and join the camaraderie.

  • VA posts online list of ships associated with presumptive Agent Orange exposure

    Veterans who served aboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships operating on the waters of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, may be eligible to receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation for 14 medical conditions associated with presumptive exposure to Agent Orange.  

  • Citizen editor recognized

    Veterans Ivan Chubb, right, and Hubert Jarrell, left, honored Chiefland Citizen editor Lou Elliott Jones as Veteran News Reporter of 2010-11. Chubb, Florida Veterans Affairs Representative, said in his presentation, “Your honesty, hard word and dedication to the principals of freedom is always present. We thank you and are proud to be on your team, as your team is a sure winner. I salute you, Lou, and God bless America and God bless and protect you.”

  • VFW — The Military Order of the Cooties

       Roz Boudreau, left in photo above, and Judy Allen, photo below with Boudreau, received volunteer pins for work they have done for the VA Hospital in Gainesville and the local nursing homes, Tri County and Medic Ayers. Boudreau received a pin for 1000 accumulated hours and Allen received her pin for 700 accumulated hours.

  • Vets news briefs

    Rep. announces WW II registration
       Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-05) announced recently that his District Office would be providing assistance to veterans who wish to be registered with the National World War II Memorial.
       On Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the month of September, World War II veterans are invited to stop by the congressman’s district office, located at 16224 Spring Hill Drive in Brooksville for assistance registering with the National World War II Memorial.

  • Military memorials open to public

    The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Crystal River from Sunday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Holcim Property on U.S. 19 a mile north of C.R. 488. Other military tributes will also be open free to the public 24 hours a day. All veterans, families and school groups can also visit the Florida Military of the Order Purple Heart Mural Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Moving Tribute to those dead in the Global War on Terror and Sept. 11.

  • VA posts online list of ships associated with presumptive Agent Orange exposure

    WASHINGTON – Veterans who served aboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships operating on the waters of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, may be eligible to receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation for 14 medical conditions associated with presumptive exposure to Agent Orange. 

  • VFW News

     On Aug. 1, the National Commander In Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America, Richard Eubank, of California, visited the local Chiefland VFW Post 5625. He and the Florida State Officers were in route to Tallahassee for a meeting with our governor and political representatives to promote veterans legislation.

  • It’s not ‘Forgotten’

     By NANCY KENNEDY