Purple Heart flag raising on Purple Heart Day

The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Aaron A. Weaver Purple Heart Chapter 776, presents the West Citrus Elks Lodge No. 2693 Veterans Committee with a Purple Heart flag on Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7, 2020. Each year the day is remembered for those veterans who have received the Purple Heart. Dan Nichols, left, a West Citrus Elks Lodge Veterans Committee member, assists with the flag raising. Hunt said the lodge substitutes the P.O.W./M.I.A. flag on certain days of the year with the Purple Heart flag to show their support for wounded veterans. Hunt added their veterans committee is very active in Citrus County and supports veterans living in nursing homes throughout the county as well as the local homeless veterans mission, providing many basic essentials for those in need. Nichols said, "We are honored to be here with the Elks."