Lt. Col. Hank Butler speaks with Central Ridge Elementary School students about how he and other enlisted men used various provisions to survive during their days in the service.

By Gwen Bittner

For the Chronicle


The success of the Veterans in the Classroom program in Citrus County has caught the attention of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

After wrapping up another year of placing veteran speakers in classrooms with a luncheon on Feb. 10, Sponsor Coordinator Tim Holme received word Citrus is poised to be a model example for the program nationally.