Nokia Hi-Tech Veterans Career Fair
Where – Nokia Plano Campus, 601 Data Drive, Plano (East Lobby Entrance)
When – January 24, 2018, 0900 – 1400
This event is focused on hiring veterans at the Plano and Irving locations with the following qualifications: Bachelor or Masters in Engineering, telecommunications, business or related field or equivalent experience.
American Legion, Peter J Courcy, Post 178 Color Guard performed the presentation of the colors at the 2018 Division I Football championship hosted at Toyota Stadium here in Frisco, Texas. The North Dakota State University Bison took on the James Madison University Dukes winning by a narrow margin (17 – 13) after staving off a fourth down Hail Mary attempt leaving the Bisons with possession and the ability to run down the clock to victory.
Ken Looney – Commander facing squad
L to R are
Delbert Parson – rifle 1
Terry Meyering – US flag
Larry Marshall – Texas flag
John Ricca – American Legion Flag
Norm Burgess- POW Flag
Kevin Robinson – Rifle 2
Fred Roger – Assistant Commander
From left to right – Marty Martel, David Break, and Larry Marshall shown loading the food boxes.
Volunteers for Post 178 load up boxes of non-perishable food to be distributed to veterans.
N.O.C. Consulting contacted the Frisco American Legion to assist in distributing the non-perishable food boxes to veterans in the Frisco and surrounding areas.
Judge Roach works closely with N.O.C. Consulting to provide assistance to veterans where needed.
The boxes of food will be given to veterans in need.
Post 178 members helped distribute the boxes of wreaths to their sections on the day before Wreaths Across America.
L to R > John Ricca, Chuck Wright, Larry Marshall, Delbert Parsons, DaNee’Jensen, Fred Rogers & Wayne Weiss. The two trucks were donated by U-Haul.
Friday, December 15 – DFW National Cemetery
Volunteers needed to distribute boxes
- 9:00 AM: Depart Frisco Senior Center in car pools to DFW National Cemetery
- 2:00 PM: Approximate time of return to Frisco Senior Center
- Bring work gloves to move cardboard boxes
- Weather: High of 61F and sunny
- Please confirm via email if you can help – email@example.com
Saturday, December 16 – DFW National Military Cemetery
Ceremony & Wreath Laying
- 9:00 AM: Depart Frisco Senior Center promptly to carpool to DFW National Cemetery. Due to heavy traffic carpooling is very important. We will have special passes to allow us to enter at the back gate
- 10:50: Ceremony begins. It is very appropriate to bring children to this patriotic ceremony. Everyone will have the opportunity to place a wreath on a gravesite
Ladies and Gentlemen,
We look forward to everyone joining us at the 2017 Holiday Dinner and Silent Auction on Thursday December 14th, starting at 6pm.
The Post will be providing the meat for the dinner and both Post and Unit members are welcome to bring appetizers, salads and sides for the evening.
Please let us know what, if anything, you can contribute to the evening in the “What to bring” tab on the left, when you RSVP to this invitation by or before Friday December 8th.
The Executive Leadership of Post 178 and Unit 178
Check your email for the RSVP invitation.
We currently have 11,655 Wreaths for the DFW National Cemetery and we need 45,000 wreaths to cover the entire cemetery.
The donation deadline is December 1st
Donation Link: www.HonorDFW.com
Thank you for your support and God Bless our Veterans!!!
Remember the fallen;
Honor those who serve,
Teach our children about the sacrifices made by our Military.
Bill Cates, a lifelong Frisco resident, has been honored by Mayor Cheney as the 2017 Distinguished Veteran of the Year. Bill is a Korean War Veteran who served in the United States Army and has lived all of his 85 years in Frisco, serving this community.
Mr. Cates was also honored as the Grand Marshal of the Community parade, which is held on Veterans Day each year.
During the Frisco City Council Meeting on Tuesday September 5 at approximately 1830 hours Mayor Jeff Cheney presented a Proclamation designating Frisco as a Purple Heart City. The purpose is is meant to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s men and women in uniform and their families.
Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney issued a POW/MIA proclamation to Frisco resident Bernard L Talley. Talley was a POW for 6.5 years in Vietnam. Pictured from left to right is Mayor Cheney, Bernard Talley, & Councilman John Keating.