Veterans

Commissioner John Allocco Addresses Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends

On Thursday, May 6, County Commissioner John Allocco addressed a large group of supporters of the Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends (GLV). This organization raises money to help various veterans’ posts from the tri-county area (Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus counties). These posts include American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Disabled Veterans (DAV). 

An Evening for Baseball and Veterans

On Tuesday, February 16, the Springstead High School baseball team led by coach Joe Pepitone and new head coach Jeff Gilesspi, took to the field for their first home game of the season. The team played against Crystal River and coach Joe commented, “It’s great to be back on the ball field after a year of shutting everything down. The boys are excited, the athletic director Dustin Kupcik, and Principal Mrs.

Mourning the loss of a local veteran and young mother

Her estranged husband, Raul Hernandez Perez has been charged with her murder.  While her family, friends, and community await justice, we highlight the life of Army Private First Class Selena Elizabeth Roth.

Selena began accomplishing many things early in her 25 years.  She earned her associate’s degree prior to graduating from high school, becoming a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.  During high school, she was very active in multiple sports including soccer, swimming, golf, and track.

Have a Laugh to Support Veterans

Many good laughs are sure to be had at the Veterans HEAT Factory Fundraiser, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at the VFW Post 10209, 14376 Edward Noll Drive, Spring Hill.

Opening with a spirited performance by Elliott Smith and his comedy magic, the show's main attraction will be "The Comedy Time-Tunnel" presented by Tony Belmont, founder of the National Comedy Hall of Fame Museum and veteran Broadway show promoter. 

Shabbat service honoring veterans

During the Saturday morning Shabbat Service on November 14, 2020, Temple Beth David in Spring Hill, honored the Jewish War Veterans with a gathering of temple members and guests outside in front of the temple building. Invited guests Commander Larry Jasper from JWV Post 373 in Tampa, his wife Georgi and Bruce and Phyllis Shur were present.  Commander Jasper noted that the JWV is the oldest organization in our country and he emphasized the important role Jews have held in every war.