September 11 Observance

September 11 2018 Remembrance Ceremony Flyer

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Wounded North Texas Marine Gets Donated Vehicle

Post 178 Color Guard presented the Colors for a ceremony where a SUV was presented to Cpl. Michael Fox, a wounded Texas Marine. NBC5 was there to report the story, which you can watch here.

Wounded Marine with Post 178 Golor Guard

 

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Presenting the Colors at the 2018 NAMPOW

Peter J. Courcy Post 178 was honored to present the colors at the 2018 NAMPOW (Vietnam era Prisoners of War) 45th Anniversary Freedom Reunion on August 18, 2018. This is an annual reunion and was held at the Omni Hotel at The Star Frisco, Texas.

2018 NAMPOW Color Guard
Honor Guard members (L to R): Dave Fautheree, Terry Meyering, Larry Marshall, Ted Ruybal, Delbert Parsons

2018 NAMPOW Color Guard Posting the Colors

2018 NAMPOW Color Guard Posting the Colors

2018 NAMPOW Reunion Dinner

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26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation Nominations NOW OPEN

26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation Flyer 2018It is my privilege to sponsor a special salute to honor local veterans, and I would welcome nominations from the community for the 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation. The submission deadline is September 17th. The Congressional Veteran Commendation, in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress, has been created to honor the distinguished veterans of Texas’ Twenty-Sixth Congressional District and to preserve their stories for future generations of Americans.

To nominate a local veteran for the 2018 Congressional Veteran Commendation, the completed nomination form, along with additional information pertaining to the veteran’s service, should be returned to my Lake Dallas office (2000 S. Stemmons Frwy., Suite 200, Lake Dallas, TX 75056) by September 17, 2018. Nominated veterans must be currently residing in the 26th District of Texas, served the nation honorably during their military career and subsequently demonstrated dedication to their community.

I will publicly recognize those individuals selected to receive the Congressional Veteran Commendation at the annual Highland Village “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon on November 9th. Also, my office hopes to conduct an in-depth interview with commendees, and that interview will be forwarded to the Veterans History Project to be added to the Library of Congress collection. For more information regarding the project, visit http://www.loc.gov/vets/.

If you have questions regarding the 2018 Congressional Veteran Commendation or to confirm an individual’s residency within the Twenty-Sixth District of Texas, please contact my Deputy District Director, Robin Vaughan, at 940-497-5031. I appreciate your assistance!

Sincerely,

Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
Member of Congress

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American Legion Centennial Highlighted in 2019 Farmer’s Almanac

Farmers Almanac 2019 Celebrates Legion CentennialThe 2019 issue of the Harris Farmer’s Almanac salutes The American Legion with a one-page article recognizing the organization’s 100th anniversary. Now on sale nationally, the annual collection of weather forecasts, notable events, predictions, gardening hints and more also profiles in the same issue Moina Michael, the so-called “Poppy Lady” who fueled U.S. attention on the flower and its meaning as a symbol for the fallen of World War I.

In the article “A Salute to The American Legion,” writer Veda Boyd Jones notes several of the organization’s accomplishments over the last century, including American Legion Baseball, Boys State, establishment of the Veterans Bureau, predecessor to the VA, and the 1944 GI Bill, as well as the Legion’s support for the most recent update of it, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017.

Read more on the American Legion’s website.

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Presenting the Colors for the Dallas Rattlers Lacrosse Team

On Saturday, August 4th at the Ford Center at The Star Frisco, TX, the American Legion Post 178 Color Guard presented the Colors for the Dallas Rattlers Lacrosse Team.

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Left to right: John Ricca, Dave Fautheree, Ted Ruybal, Fred Rogers, Kevin Robinson

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Pack 12 Wolf Den’s Hometown Hero Award

Pack 12 Wolf Den earned their Hometown Hero Award by learning about their Hometown Heroes, their jobs, what they did and what they loved about their job. The Hometown Heroes consisted of Army and Navy recruiters, American Legion Post veterans, Frisco PD and Frisco Fire.

Pack 12 Wolf Den's Hometown Hero Award
Pack 12 Wolf Den Cub Scouts, left to right: Hudson Brassfield Ethan Schuller JP crosier.

American Legion Post 178 members attending were L-R Ed Mendlik, Stuart Sax, James Trombley & Dave Fautheree.

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Four Texas Boys Statesmen Recall Their Experience During 2018 Boys State

During the July, 2018 Membership Meeting, four Boy Statesmen told the membership about their experiences during the 2018 Texas Boys State, and thanked the Membership for allowing them to participate in such a great experience.

Boys State Members Recall Their Experience
From Left to Right: Eric Wu (Frisco H.S.), Carter Yates (Frisco H.S.), Ryan Chen (Centennial H.S.) and Chase Attanasio (Wakeland H.S.)

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Post 178 Member Ash Gawande

Image One of North Dallas Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, July 19, 2018, the Frisco Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at their offices for Image One of North Dallas. Ash Gawande, the owner of Image One, is also a member of Post 178, so our Color Guard was honored to present the colors at his Ribbon Cutting.

Image One of North Dallas Ribbon Cutting
L-R: Ted Ruybal, Larry Marshall, Ash Gawande & Fred Rogers

You can see more pictures of his Ribbon Cutting Ceremony here.

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Agile for Patriots Training for Veterans and Spouses 2018

The Agile for Patriots Program is a free Agile and Scrum training, certification and practical application for veterans and their spouses who want to explore a career in Agile Software Delivery. There is limited space in the program. In order to provide this program to you at no cost, we expect your full commitment if selected.

Friday, August 10, 2018
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM CDT

For more information and to register, follow this link.

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