Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hernando events to mark Veterans Day

As part of an activity in Mrs. Maher’s second-grade class at Pine Grove Elementary on Monday afternoon, Gavin Collazo looks through a bag of markers for his next color while working on his “thank you” note for U.S. troops serving overseas. Several classrooms participated in the activity to send cards to the troops who will be away for the holidays.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

As part of an activity in Mrs. Maher’s second-grade class at Pine Grove Elementary on Monday afternoon, Gavin Collazo looks through a bag of markers for his next color while working on his “thank you” note for U.S. troops serving overseas. Several classrooms participated in the activity to send cards to the troops who will be away for the holidays.

In observance of Veterans Day today, several groups around Hernando County have planned special events.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 and Ladies Auxiliary will recognize veterans with a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the post, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Daniela Serricchio will open with the national anthem. The speaker will be retired Maj. Gen. M.T. Smith of the U.S. Air Force.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary will observe Veterans Day with a service and flag presentation at 11 a.m. at Tangerine Cove Nursing Home on Howell Avenue, Brooksville. Baskets of needed items will be given to the veterans at the home. For information, call the post at (352) 796-4449.

• The Florida National Cemetery's annual Veterans Day ceremony will be at 11 a.m. at 6502 SW 102nd Ave., off Interstate 75, Exit 309, south of Bushnell. The speaker will be Rear Adm. LeRoy Collins Jr., executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. The master of ceremonies will be Steve Jerve of WFLA-Ch. 8 of Tampa.

The Olympia High School Band from Orlando will perform patriotic music and there will be singing of patriotic songs by Linda Burnette and Laura Riley. Naomi McClain will perform on the bagpipes and John Duarte and Gayle Williams will play Echo Taps. The Florida National Guard will provide the gun salute and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681 of Shady Hills will post the colors. There will also be a flyover by the Ye Mystic Air Krewe.

Seating will be limited. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early, bring lawn chairs or blankets and listen to the patriotic and inspirational musical prelude before the ceremony. The cemetery's visitors' center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, call (352) 793-7740.

Also, these business and government offices will be closed today in recognition of Veterans Day:

• Hernando County libraries, all branches

• Hernando County government offices

• THE Bus and Trans-Hernando public transportation

• Supervisor of elections offices

• U.S. Postal Service

• Local banks

• Hernando County Sheriff's Office

• Hernando County public schools

• Hernando County Recreation Department

• Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce

• Florida Department of Children and Families

• Pasco-Hernando Community College, all campuses

• Southwest Florida Water Management District

• Brooksville Police Department offices

• Brooksville City Hall

• City of Brooksville Sanitation Division: Tuesday pickups will be on Wednesday.

Hernando events to mark Veterans Day 11/10/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:29am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Deputies find unidentified decomposing body in Dunedin canal

    Public Safety

    DUNEDIN — Pinellas County sheriff's deputies found an unidentified male body floating in a Dunedin canal Monday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office said.

  2. Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up.

    Adeiny Hechavarria has emerged as one of baseball’s top defensive shortstops in the past three seasons with the Marlins.
  3. Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA108
  4. Fennelly: About time Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    It's Andy's time.

    And it's about time.

    Former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. He had been eligible since 2009, a ridiculously long wait for someone who scored 640 goals, including a record 274 on the power play.

    LEFT: Dave Andreychuk talks at the podium as he is honored with a statue in front of the now-Amalie Arena.
  5. British government says 75 out of 75 buildings failed fire safety tests

    World

    LONDON — Britain on Monday confronted a rapidly growing fire safety crisis after tests of the exterior cladding on dozens of public housing towers revealed a 100 percent failure rate, raising fears that this month's deadly inferno in London could be repeated elsewhere.

    Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, presents his first Chrono-Hologram in Paris, France, in 1973. A Spanish judge on Monday June 26, 2017, has ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed following a paternity suit by a woman named by Europa Press agency as Pilar Abel, 61 from the nearby city of Girona. Dali, considered one of the fathers of surrealism in art, died in 1989 and is buried in his museum in the northeastern town of Figueres. [Associated Press]