Events, Welcome Homes

Welcome Home – March 21, 2017

Mark your calendar…. And please join us for a Welcome Home on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at the VFW Post 4252 in Hernando (Helicopter).

Spaghetti Dinner at 5 PM and program at 6 PM.

We are welcoming home: Victoria Marie Bennett US ARMY E4 and CTR1 (SW/IW/AW) Jeremy F Boucher US NAVY Rank E-6/Petty Officer First Class.

Hope to see you all there. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Mills.


RTFL7 Events for 2017

Rolling Thunder®, Inc – Florida Chapter 7
2017 Calendar of Events
as of January 08, 2017

January 14              Flanagan Foundation dinner (Event)
February 18            Military Order of the Purple Heart (Event)
March 18                 Ft. McCoy picnic (Event)
May 27-29              Rolling Thunder XXX (Event)
May 29                     Fallen Heroes Monument name reading (Event)
June 24                     Rolling Thunder FL7 golf tournament (Event)
September 15         National POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 15-17  The Ride Home (Event)
September 16        VFW 10087 golf tournament
November 11          Veterans Day parade Inverness (Event)
December 9            Rolling Thunder FL7 Christmas party
December 16          Wreaths Across America – Bushnell (Event)

This list does not include last minute additions, such as Operation Welcome Home, other local runs and benefits, and anything else that might arise with short notice.

Welcome Homes

Welcome Home – Friday, July 29, 2016

Mark your calendars for Friday July 29, 2016, for a Grand Welcome Home.

Location: The Elks Lodge in Homosassa 7890 Grover Cleveland Blvd

Dinner at 5PM program at 6PM. Dinner will be catered from Olive Garden. Lasagna, Spaghetti, Salad and a Garlic Roll for $8.00. AND your first drink is on the HOUSE, compliments from the Elks.

I will need to know if you will be eating to make sure we have enough food brought in. Please RSVP, we will hold your tickets at the door,


The guest of Honors are:

IS2 Charles Newton E-5
Assignment CVN-65 USS Enterprise
Intelligence Specialist

LtCol, USMC Ron Kearse
Regimental Combat Team 5 (5th Marines)
Regimental Adjutant

SSG Eddie Joseph Dreher US ARMY
Infantry Regiment
297th ICTC 567th ICTC
88 H Cargo Officer


Memorial Day 2016 Weekend Events

Sunday, May 29, 2016,
Fallen Heroes Monument, Bicentennial Park, Crystal River, 5:00pm – 7:00pm.  Arbor Trails food truck will be there.  I’m told they delicious fish tacos.  Some ice cream thing will be there too.  At 6:30pm the names of the 68 fallen heroes from Citrus County will be read aloud.

Monday, May 30, 2016
Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills, 10:00am for Memorial Day services.  It was confirmed today that RTFL7 will be on the program as a participating organization.

Hope to see many of you out there for these events.  Ride/drive safely.

Welcome Homes

Welcome Home – Saturday May 7, 2016

We have a Welcome Home Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the American Legion Post 155 in Crystal River.

Dinner at 5PM. Program at 6PM. Due to the relationship of these Soldiers with the DAV, this program will be a little bit different. We hope to see all of you there.

Dinner will be French Dip and fries for $6.00

Our three local heroes to be honored are:

Cpl Joseph Terry US Marine
Sgt Korey Cunningham E5 (Chaplain Assistant) US Army
Captain Jarrod Silcox US Air Force