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.
- 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.
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.
FREE* LTC Class
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
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
US Army Center of Military History
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.
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!