Here in little Old Homosassa, we have a beautiful Veterans Memorial. Right on Yulee Drive. I can’t remember when it was built, but it wasn’t that long ago. I was living here. But that’s when I was living my hermit life. No volunteering back then. Yes, the good old days.
While Veterans Day is actually the 11th, the vendors start rolling into Old Homosassa that morning for the Homosassa Arts, Crafts, and Seafood Festival. The organizers wisely moved the ceremony to Saturday, the 5th. It was really a nice event.
Terry belongs to the veterans group that puts the event together. He and a few other volunteers get the podium and chairs for the audience out of the civic club and then put the road blocks in place. Other members put together the agenda.
Anyone in Citrus County that is a veteran can have a marker here. If a purple heart veteran, the marker is free.
It was a lovely and stirring event on a beautiful autumn morning.