The American Legion celebrated its 101st anniversary on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. To honor of the anniversary, the Peter J Courcy Post 178 was recognized for its contributions to the city at the Frisco City Council meeting on September 15, 2020. A proclamation from the city was presented by Mayor Jeff Cheney to Fred Rogers, Post 178 Commander. Also attending the presentation was Mary Bush, the mother of Peter J. Courcy, the post’s namesake.
The proclamation noted that members of the American Legion are dedicated to upholding the ideals of freedom and democracy, while working to make a difference in the lives of fellow Americans. It also noted that Post 178 has received national recognition for “Post Excellence” for its sustained service to the community.
Fred Rogers, Post 178 Commander, said, “On behalf of the elected officers and the 585 dedicated veterans of Post 178, I am delighted to accept this proclamation.” Post 178 actively sponsors wholesome activities that mentor youth, advocate patriotism and honor, promote strong national security, and care for its fellow servicemembers, veterans, and their families. To learn more visit www.friscolegion.org.
The American Legion was issued a federal charter by Congress on September 16, 1919. “American Legion Day” was passed by Congress with overwhelming support on September 16, 2009.
Veterans, who have honorably served our nation since December 7,1941, as well as those still serving, who are interested in joining Post 178 may contact 1st Vice Commander Rick Redden at 214-385-0205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.