President Sutton stated “The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support American Legion Post 178 and become the premier service organization and foundation of Frisco and surrounding communities providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace and security”.
A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary. Additionally, the mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who honorably served in the United States Armed Forces during the war-time eras as specified by Congress are eligible for membership.
Full details can be found on our website http://friscolegion.org/ala/or by contacting Phyllis Sutton – firstname.lastname@example.org, Cell 972-567-8951
The next Post 178 meeting is this Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at the Frisco Senior Center. Please note that we are planning to gather at 5:30 for this meeting and the Post is hosting an Ice Cream Social prior to the beginning of our meeting. Please plan now to attend and bring your wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter and grandmothers as we celebrate another milestone in our young history. Our agenda for the meeting at 6:30, following the Ice Cream Social, includes meeting together as a Legion family to open the meeting. Mary Ann Paul, 4th District Vice President will address the attendees on the purpose and function of the American Legion Auxiliary. Following Mary Ann’s presentation the attendees interested in learning more about Auxiliary Unit 178 will adjourn to another room and the Legion will hold their meeting.
The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall – Schedule: Arrives Collin Creek Mall Plano, Texas on Thursday morning September 10, 2015. It will be escorted to Grace Outreach Center where it will be assembled and on display until Sunday, mid day.
Information: Grace Outreach Center is located at 3301 Preston Rd. Plano, Texas. (N.W corner of Parker and Preston) If you would like to help pulling guard, in two hour shifts, contact Mark Sorrentino at email@example.com to get on the schedule.
We are to guard and protect the wall from 6pm to 6am Thursday through Sunday morning the 13th. Please join us in honoring our fallen brothers and sisters.
Purple Heart Day is observed August 7th in the United States and commemorates the establishment in 1782 of the Badge of Military Merit, an award created by George Washington to honor soldiers for their distinguished action in battle. The Purple Heart was not used after the Revolutionary War, but was restored in 1931 with a new design. It is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces that has been wounded or killed, died as a result of a wound in battle, or otherwise designated by the President of the United States. This year also commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.
2015 marks the 225th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard. On Aug. 4, 1790, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, one of five federal services that would eventually make up the Coast Guard, was established under the control of the Treasury Department. Over the next century, four more distinct and separate federal services would be amalgamated to become the U.S. Coast Guard. While the service’s missions have grown and evolved over the 225 years of its history, today the Coast Guard remains concentrated on ensuring the safety, security, and prosperity of the nation and its citizens. This edition of Coast Guard Outlook commemorates the anniversary and history of the sea service while describing its present-day programs, missions, and operations as well as its future.
July 30, 2015 – The oldest member of Post 178 is Larry Bruhl and he celebrates his 93rd birthday. Larry honorably served our Country during WWII in the US Army.
Korean War (June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953) — The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.
Frisco Freedom Fest – we will have a booth again this year at the Frisco Freedom Fest, for more information about the Frisco Freedom Fest visit http://www.friscofreedomfest.org/
Freedom Video – 11th grade student, Angus Sullivan, in the Frisco ISD assembled a 6-minute video on Freedom and interviewed 6 member of American Legion Post 178. This is a powerful and dramatic video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5lqJZdhZx8
Happy 1st Anniversary Post 178 – April 22, 2015, is the 1st birthday for Frisco Peter J Courcy American Legion Post 178 for the signing of our permanent Charter. We have grown quickly to 192 members and accomplished much in our community during our short tenure.
American Legion, Peter J Courcy Post 178 has been very active this Veteran’s Day starting on Nov 8th at the City of Frisco Community Parade which honors Veterans of Frisco. We are compiling a list of activities attended by our Members during November where Veterans were honored. If you are a Post 178 member and you attended an event, email your information and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 7 – Sparks Elementary
Dave Fautheree, Fred Rogers and Terry Meyering
Pictures Posted – http://friscolegion.org/media/photos/sparks-elementary/
Nov 8 – Frisco Community Parade
Grand Marshall – Bob Smith
Parade Staff – Lee Myrben
Color Guard – Dave Fautheree, Norm Burgess, Delbert Parsons, Terry Meyering
POW Flag – Steve Elliott
Post Flag – Brett Ragsdale and Phyllis Sutton
American Legion Riders – George Sutton and Steve Kauffman
Pictures Posted – http://friscolegion.org/media/photos/nov-8-2014-frisco-parade/
Nov 10 – Dedication of Peter J Courcy’s portrait at Collin County Courthouse
Fred Rogers, Mike Strand, George Sutton, Delbert Parsons, Tony Sanniola, Joe Schneider
Pictures posted – http://friscolegion.org/media/photos/dedication-of-peter-j-courcys-portrait-at-collin-county-courthouse/
Nov 11 – Tadlock Elementary – Honors Our Veterans
Post Member Jerry McNamara attended
Twitter Post – https://twitter.com/TadlockElem/status/530723780432494594/photo/1
Pictures posted – http://friscolegion.org/media/photos/nov-11-2014-veterans-day/
Nov 11 – Little Elm Elementary (was it Hackberry or Lakeview)
Post Member John Allen attended
Nov 11 – Griffin Middle School
Post Member Hal Grant
Nov 11 – Maus Middle School
Post Members – Jerry McNamara, Jon McSwain (potential new member), Mike & Marilyn Strand, Chris & Valerie Jackson, Fred Rogers, Delbert Parsons, Dave Fautheree, Terry Meyering, Harold Brown & wife Carolyn, Audie Adkins (Frisco ISD) & vet husband
Picture Posted – http://friscolegion.org/media/photos/nov-11-2014-veterans-day/
Twitter Post – https://twitter.com/MausMS
Nov 11 – Hicks Elementary – Might be on the Lewisville ISD
Post Member John Clark
Nov 11 – Lewisville ISD
Facebook page that has about 40 pictures from yesterday but I’m not sure if any our Post Members are in them
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lewisvilleisd/photos_stream?tab=photos_stream
Nov 12 – Frisco Pioneer Heritage Middle School
Post Members – Fred Rogers, George Sutton, Phyllis Sutton, Terry Meyering
Pictures Posted – http://friscolegion.org/media/photos/nov-12-2014-pioneer-heritage-ms-flag-presentation/
Dec 6th – Frisco Merry Main Street
Dec 7th – Frisco Veteran’s Walk of Honor