Department of Texas Sponsoring Sept. 15 Virtual Job Fair

The American Legion Department of Texas, the Texas Veterans Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission will host a virtual job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15.

The statewide virtual job fair is free to job-seeking veterans, transitioning service members, National Guardsmen, reservists, and military family members.

Job seekers can register by clicking here.

Employer Registration: https://premiervirtual.com/event/register-company/859-american-legion-texas-veterans-commission-career-fair

HAPPY LABOR DAY

Labor Day is a national holiday, honoring working people, their contributions, achievements, and sacrifices in pursuit of national prosperity and well-being.  The Labor Day weekend is generally seen to mark the end of the summer season.  It has been celebrated as a national holiday since 1894 as a celebration of the American worker and the great American work ethic.  Labor Day is all about the great American worker, the driving engine behind the most productive economy in the world, and the American work ethic which lead to one of the highest standards of living in the world.

High School Orators Wanted by Post 178 for Speech Competition

High school students of Frisco have been invited by the Peter J Courcy Post 178 to compete in its 2021 Oratorical Scholarship Contest.  The invitation to enter this year’s competition was extended by Ed Reed, Vice Commander-Public Relations.  The contest for Frisco students has been arranged with the full cooperation of Frisco ISD officials.

The contest is open to qualified ninth (9th) thru twelfth (12th) grade students of public, parochial, military, private, charter, and state accredited home schools.  The subject in the prepared oration portion of the contest must be about some phase of the U.S. Constitution, emphasizing the duties and obligations of a citizen to the U.S. government.  The prepared oration must be an original effort of each contestant and must be 8-10 minutes in length.  An additional element of the contest will require each contestant to deliver extemporaneous remarks lasting 3-5 minutes about one of the four amendments to the Constitution.

In addition to the awards by winners of the various elimination rounds of competition, college scholarships totaling $203,500 will be awarded at the national finals in Indianapolis, IN in April 2021.  The national winner will receive $25,000, second place $22,500, and third place $20,000.  Each state winner who competes in the first round of the national contest will receive a $2,000 scholarship.  Contestants in the second round who do not advance to the national final round will receive an additional $2,000 scholarship.  The top three youth orators who have won all previous elimination rounds will vie for top honors in the national contest.

Interested high school students in Frisco can learn more at friscolegion.org/activitieslegion.org/oratorical/about, or by contacting Ed Reed at friscolegion.oratorical@gmail.com.

75th Anniversary VJ Day

VJ Day, marks the anniversary the Allies’ victory over Japan during World War II.

75 years ago (Sept 2, 1945), the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was formally signed on board USS Missouri. Japan surrendered on August 14/15 (depending on the time zone), 1945. The formal signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender took place aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945 and President Harry S. Truman designated September 2 as Victory over Japan Day.

PTSD and Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Going through trauma may increase a person’s risk for suicide. Studies show that suicide risk may be higher in people who have PTSD.  This update focuses on what we know about the relationships between suicide, trauma and PTSD, and on ways to help prevent suicide.

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