The members of Cedar Key Volunteer Fire & Rescue would like to send a big “thank you” to all who helped make our military recognition project a huge success. When we set out to do this project, we wanted to make an impact on the community as they crossed the Number 4 Bridge. We had no idea just how big of an impact it would have.
First, we would like to say thank you to the men and women of the Cedar Key area who have enlisted in the military to help protect our freedom. We are extremely proud of you all.
This project would not have been possible without the contributions of those behind the scenes. There is one anonymous contributor who funded the biggest part of this project. I’ve been told he is not a resident of Cedar Key but a frequent visitor. He is a military and special service veteran. Other contributors include Don and Carol Joyce of Haven Isle, Ronnie Taylor of Marina Hardware, Bill Campbell and all of the members of the fire department who are always willing to contribute their time for the community. Without these individuals this project would not have been possible.
Cedar Key Volunteer Fire & Rescue is once again making plans to honor our local men and women who are currently serving in the military with our flag display at the number four bridge. Please note this particular project is for currently serving members. We understand all those who have served, intending to serve or are in the reserves are very important also and maybe some day someone can do a different project to recognize those individuals.
We need to update our list and do not want to leave anyone off. We are asking that anyone who has family or friends currently serving in any branch of the military and who is from the Cedar Key/Rosewood area, contact the fire department with the name of each service member. If you see a name of someone who is no longer in the military, please let us know. Email info to firstname.lastname@example.org, drop off at fire station or city hall, or call 352-543-5192. It’s very important for us to receive this information in the next couple of days .Please see the list below. Anyone wishing to make a donation to this worth while project to help replace lost, damaged and worn supplies can make a donation to the Cedar Key Fire Department.
We just want to say THANK YOU to all of our service men and women for putting your lives on the line to protect ours. You are constantly in our prayers.
Robert Robinson Fire Chief Cedar Key Volunteer Fire & Rescue