With 585 members, Post 178 is the fastest growing post in the 4th District. Attaining 100% of our assigned goal in 2021 marks “Eight-In-A-Row”. Since being Chartered in 2014 the post has never failed to achieve our Annual Membership Goal, in fact, the post has ‘over-performed exponentially.’ The Post has always been “Action Oriented” – not only in growth but also in our mission of service to veterans, youth, and the community.
1st Vice Commander and Nominating Committee Chairman Rick Redden recently named two committee members: Terry Meyering, Finance Officer and Ed Reed, 2nd Vice Commander-Public Relations.
The Nominating Committee will have the responsibility to identify member candidates for the thirteen Post Executive Committee (PEC) officer positions. The term of office for all PEC officer positions is one year (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022).
An email notice of the annual election will be sent to all members around mid-April. The election and installation of officers will be held at the June 14 Membership Meeting.
All officer candidates must complete a Post Executive Candidate Filing Form and meet all the following requirements:
- Be a current (paid) member of The American Legion and Post 178
- Has completed the online ALE Institute American Legion Basic Training Course
- Has a DD – 214 on file with the Post Adjutant
- Possesses a strong desire to serve
- Is committed to performing the requirements of the elected position
- Will attend monthly PEC and Membership meetings, and
- Will participate in the post’s activities throughout their tenure
Nomination forms must be submitted no later than at the May 17 Membership Meeting.
If you are interested in “putting your hat in the ring” to run for an officer position and to request a Filing Form, please contact Rick Redden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-385-0205.
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Alexis Andres, right, the French Consul General of Texas, awards the French Legion of Honor medal to Frisco resident Burnie Sutter during a special ceremony in 2018.
Credit: Liz McGathey/staff photo/starlocalmedia.com
Burnie Sutter, a WWII Army veteran, will celebrate his 100th birthday on April 7. To help celebrate the special milestone, his family is asking that he be sent 100 birthday cards. To help Burnie and his family celebrate, send a happy birthday card to:
6098 Osage Place
Frisco, TX 75034
Mr. Sutter landed on Utah Beach, Normandy, on June 6, 1944, fought in most of the major battles across France and Germany, was part of the unit that liberated the Flossenburg Concentration Camp in Bavaria, and was one of the first 50 Allied troops to cross into Czechoslovakia near the end of the war.
A drive-by birthday car parade is also planned for Saturday, April 10 at 10:30 – 11:15am at the Saddle Brook Memory Care Community at 9966 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034. To register your car email Daisy at saddlebrookDCR@koelschsenior.com.
L- R: Mayor Jeff Chaney, Ed Reed, Fred Rogers, Terry Gilbert, Rick Redden, Larry Wilhelm, and Larry Marshall.
American Legion Post 178 veterans received a standing ovation at the March 16, 2021 Frisco City Council Meeting as Mayor Jeff Chaney cited a proclamation declaring March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day in Frisco, Texas.
The proclamation honored the service and sacrifices of US Armed Forces personnel who were on active duty regardless of location from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. More than 9 million Americans served during that time, as well as, 2.7 million in Vietnam. More than 58,000 names are memorialized on a black granite wall in our Nation’s capital. 304,000 were wounded. 1,253 are Missing In Action (MIA), and 2,500 were Prisoners of War (POW).
Mayor Cheney declared that those who served their country deserve the heartfelt acknowledgment and profound gratitude of their countrymen. He urged all citizens to thank and honor each Vietnam veterans and their families who served their country faithfully and courageously and to show a generation of veterans the respect and support of a grateful nation.
More than 300 of the 600 members of American Legion Post 178 are Vietnam Era veterans.
Harbani Kohli, a junior at Reedy High School, was presented a Certificate of Recognition by City of Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney at the March 16, 2021 City Council Meeting for her outstanding performance for winning the American Legion Post 178 Oratorical Scholarship Speech Contest and the 4th District contest earlier this year. For winning the two contests, she received $750 scholarships.
At the contests she delivered two orations, a prepared oration and a randomly assigned constitutional topic oration. Ms. Kohli impressed the judges with her prepared topic oration, titled “We Are the People, and assigned topic oration, Article III, Section 1 concerning the Supreme Court.
Ms. Harbani has an immense interest in political science, international relations, foreign policy, politics, and humanitarianism. She aspires to attend law school and work for the United Nations and/or the United States Department of State. This summer she has been selected as a legislative intern with a State Representative at the Texas State Legislature in Austin.