General Information

RTFL7 Golf Tournament Files

RTFL7 10th Annual Independance Day Golf Tournament flyer and files have been posted on the RTFL7 website at

The followings files can be downloaded in pdf format directly from the website:
1. Golf Tournament Flyer
2. Registration Form
3. Sponsorship Form
4. Invitation Letter

Welcome Homes

Welcome Home on 3/26/2016

Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at VFW Post 4252 Hernando (Helicopter).

A Welcome Home for Sgt (E-5) Todd Snedeker who has served nearly 12 years in the U.S. Army. Sgt Snedeker grew up in Homosassa and graduated from Crystal River High School. He lives locally and has a contractor business.

Dinner will be at our usual time of 5pm and the ceremony will begin at 6pm. Menu will be confirmed by next week and will be a meat special, fried fish or baked fish. Each comes with side dish and dessert for $8.00.


VFW Veterans Village Picnic 3/19/16

We will be meeting on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Capital City Bank (Intersection of Hwy 41 & Citrus Springs Blvd (the one by the fountain)) @ 9:15am and departing at @ 9:30am to head over to the VFW Veterans Village in Ft McCoy.

10:00am -5:00pm
Includes:BBQ Meal
Horseshoe Tournament
Closest to the Pin
Raffles and more…
Beverages Available


11th Annual Purple Heart Ceremony – Feb 20, 2016

Aaron A Weaver Chapter 776’s annual Purple Heart Ceremony honoring Citrus County’s fallen heroes and wounded warriors will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Citrus County Auditorium at the Fairgrounds, 3610 S. Florida Ave., Inverness.

RTFL7 members and guests will gather at the McDonalds (Hwy 41 in Inverness) to ride over as a group to the Ceremony. Meet at 10:00am with Kick Stands Up / Doors closed at 10:15am.


POW/MIA Flag Raising – Feb 15, 2016

The Ride Home will be conducting a POW/MIA Awareness Flag Raising on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 11:00am. The event will take place at the PDQ Restaurant located at 3410 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474. We will meet at the field just north of Red’s Restaurant for those that wish to ride over as a group. Kick stands up at at 10:00am. Red’s Restaurant is located at 8411 N Carl G Rose Hwy, Hernando, FL 34442 (Hwy 200 just south of CR39).


Escort Ride – January 7, 2016

Greetings to one and all. This ride is coming together and as of now we have 3 meeting points for chapters heading in from 4 different directions. The meeting points and times are as follows:

1. Inverness McDonalds parking lot KSU @ 0745
2. 1930 Cordero Ct The Villages KSU@0930
3. Florida National Cemetery (we should arrive at about 1030 – Veteran’s name is Sgt. Arliss C. Powell so you know what line to get into)

I was informed by Phillip Riggins (Vets son-in-law) of some road construction that might affect those coming down on highway 301, instead of turning left onto highway 446, head on down to CR 472 east to Buena Vista Blvd. north to east El Camino Real (first traffic circle north of CR 466) then east to the villages of Santa Domingo the second residential gate, enter to the visitors lane on the left, the gate guard will wave you through, they will be informed of your coming; south on Cazaras Ave to Cordero Ct. is the third street on your left; turn left to the second block corner house southwest corner 1930 Cordero Ct. Use Garmin if you have it……..

Bob Bruno
Vice President
Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 7


2016 Calendar of Events

2016 Calendar of Events
as of November 26, 2015

January 16 – Flanagan Foundation dinner (Event)
January 17 – Flanagan Foundation golf tournament
February 13 – Military Order of the Purple Heart (Event)
March 19 – Ft. McCoy picnic (Event)
May 27-29 – Rolling Thunder XXIX (Event)
May 29 – Fallen Heroes Monument name reading (Event)
June 25 – Rolling Thunder FL7 golf tournament (Event)
September 16-18 – The Ride Home (Event)
September 18 – VFW 10087 golf tournament
November 11 – Veterans Day parade Inverness (Event)
December 10 – Rolling Thunder FL7 Christmas party
December 10 – 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.