Photo Caption: Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney proclaimed August 8, 2023, as “Purple Heart Day.”

The Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee recently held the annual Mayor’s Purple Heart Social to recognize and honor Frisco veterans who were Purple Heart recipients. Many organizations attended the celebration including Peter J Courcy Post 178.

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney and city council members Tammy Meinershagen and Laura Rummel attended the event. Mayor Cheney read a proclamation signifying August 8, 2023, as “Purple Heart Day.” Fifteen veterans received a certificate from Mayor Chaney commemorating their service.

The City of Frisco is a “Purple Heart City” that supports all six thousand veterans that reside there. Post 178 became a “Purple Heart Post” in May 2021. Post 178 estimates that more than 20 of its 450 members have been awarded the medal.

The Post 178 namesake, Peter J. Courcy, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009, was awarded the medal posthumously.  The post has several members who are multiple recipients of the medal.