Active duty and honorably discharged veterans of all branches of the US Military in Frisco and surrounding area have an opportunity to join a partnership that will increase community service in the area.

The American Legion, the nation’s largest veteran’s organization with more than 2.3 million members, is inviting active duty and veterans to join them for an informative meet and greet on Dec. 17 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at the Frisco Senior Center, 6670 Moore Street, according to a press release.

Frisco Post 178 will focus on community service and assistance to veterans in keeping with the 95-year tradition of The American Legion. The scope and nature of the post’s community service will be determined by its members and inputs from local civic and community officials.

David Harvey, 4th District commander, said in a press release service is what The American Legion is all about.

“We exist to help each and every veteran, their families and the communities they live in,” he said. “The Frisco area is an ideal place to strengthen partnerships with the veterans and the community. The people here care about their community and practice good citizenship every day. Now, veterans have a special place from which they can make a difference.”

Since its inception in 1919, The American Legion has been an outspoken advocate for veterans’ benefits, children, American values, a strong national defense and quality-of-life issues for those serving in the armed forces, according to the release.

For information on membership or veterans benefits, contact 4th District Adjutant Fred Rogers at 972-977-9342 or email