POST 178 FUNDRAISER CRUISE

American Legion Post 178 Fund Raising Cruise

  • 100 % of all proceeds are dedicated to support Post 178 Children & Youth programs. Royal Caribbean will make a $64 donation to the Post or each cabin booked and a bonus of $450 for each block of eight rooms.
  • We will depart Galveston on October 8, 2017 aboard the Liberty of the Seas for a 7-day cruise to Cozumel, Georgetown & Falmouth
  • We need everyone’s help … this Cruise is open to everyone … friends, family, neighbors and we will get credit when reservations are made with Expedia Cruise Ship Center at 469-294-8900

 

Posted in Events, Fund Raising

Shop Online at the Military Exchange!

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ON-LINE SHOPPING PRIVILEGES BEGIN Nov. 11, 2017 for designated former military members

WHO:  All Honorably Discharged Veterans or who received a General under Honorable Conditions who did not retire from a US military branch.

WHAT:  On-line (only) Shopping Privileges at military exchanges

HOW:  Go to www.VetVerify.org to get your proof of service authenticated.  If problem is detected at this website you may contact these personnel at 844-868-8672 for any additional steps that may be required. 

Once verified and on November 11, 2017 you may visit the following websites to shop on-line:

NOTE:  Your eligibility to shop on-line is not limited to the exchange of your service; you may shop at any of the websites listed above.

ADVANTAGES:

  • Shopping is tax free from Sales Tax
  • There is no shipping charge for total orders over $49.00
  • Be sure to ask about price match to local advertising
  • Look into applying for a Military Star Card (for additional discounts, if available)

NOTE:  Post Exchange Shopping Privileges (on-line only).  Commissary Privileges are not available at this time.

Posted in Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Special Offers

Mark Wahlberg and Marcus Luttrell have a special message for Veterans

 

Mark Wahlberg and Marcus Luttrell have a special message for Veterans about their new online shopping benefit! Visit VetVerify.org today to confirm eligibility. Welcome home Veterans and thank you for your service.

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Frisco Gun Club Offering Free LTC Classes for Veterans and 1st Responders

FREE* LTC Class

First Responders/Military

Saturday, July 29th :: 8am-2pm
In appreciation for all of your hard work and dedication, Frisco Gun Club and Knight Defenders are offering a FREE* LTC class for first responders, military (veterans, active duty and retired) and their spouse or significant other.

Please spread the word to your friends and family who are first responders!

Pay just $7.50 for range qualification
Posted in Special Offers

July Newsletter

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Post 178 is off to a strong start for our membership goal in 2018

Recruitment efforts on July 1st at the Frisco Gun Club
and
July 4th at the Frisco Freedom Fest
find
American Legion, Peter J Courcy, Post 178
welcoming 26 new members…
Here is a breakdown:
Gulf War Era – 16 or 62%
Panama Era – 4 or 15%
Lebanon era – 3 or 12%
Vietnam era – 3 or 12%
Male = 20 or 77%
Female = 6 or 23%

Post 178 Color Guard with Boy Scouts from Troop 22 presenting Colors at Freedom Fest on July 4th.

American Legion, Peter J Courcy, Post 178 recruitment area

American Legion, Peter J Courcy, Post 178 Auxiliary was also on hand with their own recruitment area.

ARE YOU A VETERAN?

The membership team ready to assist and welcome new members to Post 178.

Last minute preparations and planning…

Posted in Americanism, Auxiliary, Boy Scouts of America, Events, Membership, Troop 22

Freedom Fest 2017

July 4th Photo

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary, Peter J. Courcy Unit 178, Frisco, TX  as they prepare for Freedom Fest on the 4th of July held at Frisco Square.

 

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Happy Birthday Soldiers

U.S. Army “Colors” by Ken Riley

U.S. Army “Colors” by Ken Riley

The Army’s Birthday:

14 June 1775

 

When the American Revolution broke out, the rebellious colonies did not possess an army in the modern sense. Rather, the revolutionaries fielded an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together from various New England militia companies.  They had no unified chain of command, and although Artemas Ward of Massachusetts exercised authority by informal agreement, officers from other colonies were not obligated to obey his orders.  The American volunteers were led, equipped, armed, paid for, and supported by the colonies from which they were raised.

In the spring of 1775, this “army” was about to confront British troops near Boston, Massachusetts. The revolutionaries had to re-organize their forces quickly if they were to stand a chance against Britain’s seasoned professionals. Recognizing the need to enlist the support of all of the American seaboard colonies, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress appealed to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia to assume authority for the New England army.  Reportedly, at John Adams’ request, Congress voted to “adopt” the Boston troops on June 14, although there is no written record of this decision.  Also on this day, Congress resolved to form a committee “to bring in a draft of rules and regulations for the government of the Army,” and voted $2,000,000 to support the forces around Boston, and those at New York City.  Moreover, Congress authorized the formation of ten companies of expert riflemen from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, which were directed to march to Boston to support the New England militia.

George Washington received his appointment as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army the next day, and formally took command at Boston on July 3, 1775.

John R. Maass
Historian
US Army Center of Military History

Posted in Americanism, Army, Events

Flag Day

On this day in 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental
Congress, the flag of the United States was adopted. In honor
of our flag, on Flag Day, we offer this recitation.

by John Jay Daly, c. 1918

“A Toast to the Flag”

Here’s to the red of it;
There’s not a thread of it —
No nor a shred of it —
In all the spread of it,
From foot to head,
But heroes bled for it,
Faced steel and lead for it —
Precious blood shed for it,
Bathing it red.

Here’s to the white of it;
Thrilled by the sight of it,
Who knows the right of it
But has felt the might of it
Through day and night?
Womanhood’s care for it
Made manhood dare for it;
Purity’s prayer for it
Kept it so white

Here’s to the blue of it,
Heavenly view of it,
Star spangled hue of it,
Honesty’s due of it,
Constant and true;
Here’s to the whole of it —
Stars, stripes and pole of it —
Here’s to the soul of it,
Red white and blue.

Posted in Americanism, Color Guard, Events

Mayor Maher Maso, with members of the City Council, honored the 98th Anniversary of the American Legion and wished our local American Legion, Peter J Courcy Post 178, Frisco, TX a happy third birthday

During tonight’s council meeting, Mayor Maher Maso, with members of the City Council, honored the 98th Anniversary of the American Legion and wished our local American Legion, Peter J Courcy Post 178, Frisco, TX a happy third birthday. The American Legion is the nation’s largest organization of U.S. wartime veterans and their families – operating with the motto “Still Serving America”. We thank you for your service!

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