POW/MIA Chair (US Capitol)

WASHINGTON, D.C. Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will dedicate a commemorative chair in honor of American prisoners of war (POW) and the nearly 83,000 servicemen and women missing in action (MIA).
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will take part in the bipartisan, bicameral ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Emancipation Hall and will be live-streamed above.
Commemorative chairs have been unveiled throughout the country to serve as a reminder of America’s servicemen and women held prisoner or missing in action. In accordance with Public Law 114-147, the National POW/MIA Remembrance Act, the chair dedicated on November 8 will be placed in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center.

News, Welcome Homes

Welcome Home 11/27/2015

November 27, 2015 we will have a Welcome Home Party at the Hernando VFW Post. Dinner at 4:45pm and ceremony at 6pm.

We are welcoming home:

Specialist (E-4) James Ewing US Army
Served with the 101st Airborne Division Air Assault BCT (Rakkasans) in Operation Enduring Freedom). Married to Maria Ewing.

Logistics Specialist (E-3) Vincent Kane, United States Navy
Served on USS George H. W. Bush (CVN77) supporting Operation Active Endeavor, Operation Inherent Resolve, and Operation Enduring Freedom in the war on terrorism Feb – Nov 2014. He worked in the Air Transport Office and is a graduate of Citrus High School. He remains on active duty.

The meal will be your choice of spaghetti and meatballs or fish, with sides and dessert for $8. There will be a live band after the ceremony and it is included in the dinner price. Dinner will be served from 4:45pm – 5:45pm. The ceremony will begin at 6pm.



RTFL7 January 2015 Events

January 10, 2015
1st membership meeting of the new year (dues need to be paid by February meeting)

January 17, 2015
Flanagan Foundation 9th Annual Dinner, Sports and Celebrity Memorabilia Auction. The dinner will begin at 6 pm at Chester V Cole Life Enrichment Center in Crystal River, FL. Contact Bob Bruno for reservations. Cost to be determined depending on number of members attending.

January 18, 2015
Flanagan Foundation 9th Annual Golf Tournament is a shotgun start @0900 at Twisted Oaks Golf and Country Club (Beverly Hills). The cost is $70.00 golfer with the cost including dinner, door prizes, and drink tickets. The cost for this event will be picked up by the golfers, not the chapter.


RTFL7 December 2014 Events

December 11, 2014
Funeral at Bushnell National Cemetery for the Veterans who do not have family. Meet President Gooding at the Citrus County fairgrounds at 13:30.

December 12, 2014
Reading of the names of Fallen Heroes from Citrus County at 17:00 at the Fallen Heroes Monument in Crystal River. If you can go meet at the Armory IN Crystal River at 16:30. Kick stands is up at 16:45.

December 13, 2014
There will be not meeting in the month of December. We will instead be going out to Bushnell National Cemetery to participate in Wreathes Across America (this will count as an Event Only). We will be departing the Citrus County Fairgrounds (near the Inverness Airport on Hwy 41) @ 8:30 am.

December 13, 2014
Chapter Christmas party, to be held at John & Betty Jolicoeur’s. This will be a catered event, but anyone that has the desire to cook is more than welcome to bring an item to add to the menu. Beer & soda to be provided, if you want anything stronger, it’s B.Y.O.B.

December 24, 2014
There will be a Christmas Eve party and Sam & Cindy William’s home commencing at about 6:30PM. Bring finger type foods. Some refreshments. B.Y.O.B.


RTFL7 Veterans Day 2014 Events

November 11, 2014
Flanagan Foundation 5K run/1K walk – anyone desiring to volunteer, meet me at the Old Inverness Courthouse at about 7AM

November 11, 2014
Veterans Day parade (Inverness) all participants need to be in the Citrus High school parking lot @ 8:15, I will bring the banner / pole, but will not be riding in the parade.

November 11, 2014
Veterans Day escort ride from Inverness (Old Publix parking lot – Hwy 41) to Bicentennial park (Fallen Hero’s monument) ride will commence at about 11AM (after the Inverness Parade).


POW/MIA Chair Dedication 10/31/2014

The Pow / Mia chair ceremony at Citrus High school will begin at 6:15 pm on 31  October 2014 please be at the gate on stadium road on left side no later than 6:00 pm. this way they can get us were we need to be. Please wear dark pants and white shirt and vest for ceremony. This is a Major event for the chapter. Any questions call me at 352-464-0863.