by larryw | Jun 3, 2021 | Recognitions
Women veterans deserve special recognition on Women Veterans Day. They volunteered to join the military to serve and protect our nation.
Our women veteran members represent all branches of service. The majority participated in the Persian Gulf wartime era, but others served in the Vietnam, War on Terror and Lebanon/Grenada eras. Post 178 is very proud of its women members.
Post 178 salutes all women veterans who honorably served our great nation!
by larryw | Jun 3, 2021 | American Legion Post 178
Strikz wants to salute military members and their families at their Military Appreciation Day on Thursday, June 10 from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Valid All Day
Free bowling, shoe rental, and laser tag
Active, retired, veterans and their families
Military member must be present with I.D.
8789 Lebanon Rd
Frisco, TX 75034
by larryw | Jun 1, 2021 | American Legion Post 178
A large crowd gathered for the annual Memorial Day Observance at the Veterans Memorial in Frisco Commons Park. Photo by Ed Reed
Post 178 Presenting the Texas State Flag – (L-R) Terry Gilbert, Larry Wilhelm (Color Guard Captain), and Ted Ruybal. Photo by Ed Reed.
The annual Memorial Day Observance was held at the Veterans Memorial in Frisco Commons Park. Despite continuous rain, several hundred people attended the solemn ceremony that honored and mourned those who died while serving in the U. S. Military. The annual ceremony was hosted by the Frisco VFW and Frisco Garden Club.
The Post 178 Color Guard presented the Texas State Flag. The Color Guard has participated in the annual observance for six consecutive years. Vice Commander Rick Redden also participated in the formal recognition of Post 178 veterans who passed away since June 2020.
by larryw | Jun 1, 2021 | Health
There are currently about 8 million people in the United States with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Even though PTSD treatments work, most people who have PTSD do not get the help they need. Help spread the word that effective PTSD treatments are available. Everyone with PTSD—whether they are Veterans or civilian survivors of sexual assault, serious accidents, natural disasters, or other traumatic events—needs to know that treatments really do work and can lead to a better quality of life.
PTSD is a mental health disorder that results from experiencing a traumatic event. This includes any event that is experienced personally, witnessed, or learned about that causes feelings of extreme fear, helplessness, or horror. Examples include experiencing a natural disaster, a serious accident, war, rape, or other violent personal assaults. It is not uncommon for one to experience trauma.
According to the National Center for PTSD, about 60% of men and 50% of women experience at least one incidence of trauma in their lives. Nearly everyone who experiences a traumatic event will have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping and may experience PTSD symptoms for a period. However, over time, a process of recovery occurs naturally, and PTSD symptoms resolve on their own. For others, however, the symptoms persist and become interfering and distressing. PTSD is diagnosed when the symptoms last for at least one month.
During PTSD Awareness Month, and throughout the entire year, help raise awareness about the many different PTSD treatment options. You can make a difference in the lives of Veterans and others who have experienced trauma.