Frisco City Council Mayor Pro Tem Bill Woodard presented a proclamation to Commander Fred Rogers for his dedicated service to the city and its veterans. Photo by Ed Reed.
Fred Rogers, former commander of American Legion Post 178, was honored by the Frisco City Council, Frisco ISD, and representatives of local state and federal government officials during a recent post membership meeting. Commander Rogers has been an American Legion member for the past 14 years. In 2014, he was also a founding charter member of Post 178.
As commander for the past seven years, the post membership has grown from 130 to more than 600 members. During his tenure, Post 178 received the Texas Post Excellence Award for four consecutive years and the National Post Excellence Award for three consecutive years. He has also previously held numerous prestigious local and state positions, such as President – Frisco Veterans Advisory Council, Department of Texas – Vice Commander, and Chairman – Department of Texas Oratorical Scholarship Program.
Attending the recognition program from the Frisco City Council were Mayor Pro Tem Bill Woodard and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Brian Livingston. Others attending included Allison Miller, Director – FISD Community Relation; Cierra Stanko – Wounded Warrior Fellow – Congressional District 26; Dodie Brigadier, Director – Constituent Services – Congressional District 4; Courtney Holt, District Director – State Senate District 12; and Melanie Marx, District Director – State Representative District 106. Post 178 Commander Rick Redden and former Adjutant Delbert Parsons also participated in the recognition program.
Former Commander Rogers will continue to be actively involved in post activities and planning as a member of the Post Executive Committee.