2015 Photos

Click on the links below to view pictures from different events The American Legion, Peter J Courcy Post 178 attended or held throughout the year.

2015 – Scrap book

2015 – Random Pictures

2015 – Random Pictures 2

2015 – Boys State

Dec 17, 2015 – Holiday Dinner

Nov 11, 2015 – Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony

Veterans Day remembrance ceremony at 1000 hours on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in Frisco Commons Park at the Memorial. The key note speaker will be John McKinny, Commander Department of Texas, The American Legion.

Following the ceremony, local caterer, Poppa’s Pit BBQ will be serving brisket & pulled pork sandwiches, chips and drinks for only $7.00 from 1100 to 1700 hours. Veterans and first-responders are invited to eat for free. Hot dogs will be provided for children.

Sept 5, 2015 – Bonham Vets Home, September

From the Texas VLB – Many thanks to American Legion, Peter J Courcy Post 178, Frisco, TX for hosting an amazing cookout for our residents at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham and donating a 65-inch TV for the activity room. Your support means everything to us!

Jul 16, 2015 – July Membership Meeting

Jul 4, 2015 – Freedom Fest

Jun 18, 2015 – June Membership Meeting

May 26, 2015 – Military Funeral Seminar & BBQ

May 25, 2015 – Memorial Day

Hundreds paused to remember fallen service men and women this Memorial Day at Frisco Commons Park, home to Frisco’s Veterans Memorial. This morning’s observance was hosted by the City of Frisco, the Frisco Garden Club and Frisco VFW Post 8273.

The Frisco Chorale and the Frisco Community Band, local scouts and Frisco American Legion Post 178 participated in this morning’s observance, which included presentation of colors and a wreath. VFW Post Commander John Archer served as Master of Ceremony.

This year’s guest speaker was Brigadier General (Ret.) Bill Roll, a highly decorated United States Army veteran who served two tours in Viet Nam, as well as assignments in Korea and Washington, D.C.

May 16, 2015 – Tribute Ride for Peter J Courcy

On Armed Forces Day (May 16th), several members of Post 178 gathered at the home of Mary and Chris Bush awaiting the arrival of the “Tribute to Fallen Soldiers” motorcade and their presentation to honor Peter J Courcy’s sacrifice and let this Gold Star family know that they and their fallen soldier were not forgotten. The motorcade included a Humvee and 4 soldiers, Patriot Guard Riders and several other motorcycle groups. Our Post and ALR were represented by Brett Ragsdale, Tony Sanniola, Phyllis Sutton and George Sutton.

After a moving presentation by the contingent of a memorial plaque and portrait, the latter presented by a another Gold Star family, Mary (Peter’s mom) spoke and thanked the group for recognizing Pete, the family and keeping his memory alive. Pete’s grandparents were also in attendance.

This stop was one of 10 made to Gold Star families in North Central Texas during the weekend

May 15, 2015 – Trip to Bonham Vets Home

John Allen, Delbert Parsons, Ron Bircher, Paul Jones, Stan Archer, and Len Kahle went to Bonham, Texas to visit the Texas State Home for Veterans. We went to do a cookout for the Veterans & staff of the Veterans Home. This week was chosen because It was National Appreciation Week for Care Givers, & our cooking out gave their staff a break & showed our appreciation for the job they do everyday in support of our Veterans. We got a lot of thank yous from the staff & the Veterans.

They had 2 grills & we grilled hot dogs on one & hamburgers on the other. We started cooking at 10:00AM and finished at noon. We fed approximately two hundred people. We then went around & socialized with the Veterans. This was our 3rd visit to the Veterans Home & each time we go, we always commit to coming back because we get more out of the visit than we give.

May 1, 2015 – May Membership Meeting

Jan 6, 2015 – Boys State Proclamation

At the first council meeting of 2015, Mayor Maso proclaimed Jan. 6 as ‘Frisco Boys State Day’ and ‘Regan Railey Day’. He also proclaimed January as ‘Mentoring Month’.
Frisco-based American Legion Post 178 sent a delegation of seven to Austin for Boys State, which is an American Legion Program and “…among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.” Ethan Frie and Miles O’Neil from Heritage High School, Andrew Vandersand and Steve Kosanke from Centennial High School, Sam Michelich from Wakeland High School, Regan Railey from Frisco High School and Freddie Kratz from New Hampton Prep School were recognized this evening. Freddie Kratz was also one of 98 boys out of a possible 23,000 nationwide selected to attend Boys Nation in Washington, D.C.

Aside from being commended for representing Frisco at Boys State, Regan Railey was also recognized for receiving his Letter of Assurance from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Jan 1, 2015 – Jan Membership Meeting