Saturday, July 28th at the Frisco Athletic Center
You may need to turn up your volume to hear the video. You can also view the video at NBC 5 News DFW. Video is copyright of NBC 5 News DFW.
The membership drive at Frisco Freedom Fest was another outstanding success. A special thank you to Norm Burgess for putting together the below video.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has previously reported that North Korean officials have notified the U.S. that they have as many as 200 sets of U.S. remains from the Korean War, however it is not clear how many would be transferred in this ceremony.
In this September 2000 file photo, United Nations soldiers carry a coffin of a missing U.S. soldier’s remains upon arrival at Yokota airbase in Tokyo. The most tangible outcome of the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seems to be a commitment to recover the remains of U.S. military personnel missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War. (Shizuo Kambayashi/AP)
Frisco VFW Post 8273 partnered with the Veteran Brick Project to expand the Veterans Memorial located at Frisco Commons Park by adding a Veterans Walk of Honor.
As a testimony and a thank you to honor a Veteran for their service to our country, personalized bricks are now currently available to be added to the Walk of Honor. This is a way for you, future generations, and all visitors to our City to stay connected to their special veteran.
Veterans Memorial Bricks can be purchased by visiting http://www.friscovfw.org/ Any bricks purchased prior to Sep 30th will be installed before Veterans Day (Nov 11).
It is an honor to document history by adding your Veteran to the Walk of Honor.
National Poppy Day:
The American Legion has the support of Congress to designate the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day, a day that encourages all Americans to wear a red poppy as a symbol to honor the fallen and support the living heroes who have worn our nation’s uniform.
After World War I, the poppy flourished in Europe. scientists attributed the growth to soils in France and Belgium becoming enriched with lime from the rubble left by the war. the red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed by those who fought and those who continue to fight for our country following the publication of the wartime poem In Flanders Fields. The poem was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, M.D. while serving on the front line in World War I, to honor soldiers killed in battle.
The poppy became the memorial flower of the American Legion on September 27, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio.
National Poppy Day is an initiative supported by the entire American Legion Family, which includes The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion, and the American Legion Riders.
Each year, members of The American Legion Family, led by The American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation. Proceeds from the sale of items such as jewelry and other themed merchandise also benefit the mission to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.
0945 – Prelude & Band starts
1000 – Ceremony starts. Frisco Mayor Cheney will say his remarks towards the beginning of the ceremony.
Directly following the ceremony the other festivities will begin to include live music, BBQ, inflatable obstacle course and other resources available to all Veterans and their families.
1500 – Event concludes
You must RSVP to receive a wristband to eat. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-veterans-day-tickets-44226507675