Fellowship Power Lunch founder LisaKay Gurney spoke at our October Membership Meeting and invited all area veterans and their spouses to attend the November Fellowship Power Lunch in Frisco TX. There is no cost for you and your spouse or guest to attend. Please let them know you’re coming by registering.
To register or for more information, please visit: https://fellowshippowerlunch.com/veterans/ .
Come join us for a hot breakfast and chance to fellowship.
November 4, 2023, from 8:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Veterans, Auxiliary Members, Spouses and Families
Menu from Market Street
Fresh fruit and muffins
Sausage Patties and Double Smoked Bacon
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Coffee and Juice
RSVP no later than 10/30/23 to Joanne Schumm @ 352-281-6774
Major Gary Billings, USMC, Retired, Senior Military Science Instructor for the Navy National Defense Cadet Program at Lebanon Trail High School
A Veterans Day Ceremony to celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice will be held on November 10, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Frisco Veterans Memorial in Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco, TX 75033.
The American Legion Post 178 is coordinating the ceremony.
The ceremony will include a special welcome from Mayor Jeff Cheney. The keynote speaker will be Major Gary Billings, USMC, Retired, Senior Naval Science Instructor at Lebanon Trail High School with the Navy National Defense Cadet Corps FISD program.
Major Billings enlisted in 1998 in Seattle, Washington. He attended Officer Candidate School after graduating from Penn State University in 2005. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007 and to the Middle East in 2008 with the US Navy. He was in Haiti in response to the 2010 earthquakes, and in 2014 in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. He also holds an MA from Marshall University. He retired in 2020 after 22 years of service.
The public and all veterans are invited to attend. Seating will be available.
For the ninth year, Post 178 will provide needed hygiene, clothing, and other personal items through donations for the 141 veterans that reside at the Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham, Texas.
Donations may be cash, check, credit card or the specific Items below. All may be turned in at the October 16 and November 28 Membership Meetings. Donation alternatives include:
- If cash, give it to the Finance Officer or Commander.
- If check, make payable to American Legion Post 178 with a note for Clyde Cosper Veterans Home and send to Terry Meyering, Post Finance Officer, 7763 Sunflower Way, Frisco, TX 75033.
- If credit card, click https://friscolegion.org/donate and click the Donate Now button for Bonham State Veterans Home.
Donation items needed include:
- Men’ s new undershirts (sizes L, XL)
- Griper nubby socks only (one size fits all)
- Body Wash & shampoo combination (AXE or Dove tag brands at the Dollar store)
- Chocolate and hard candy (individual bags)
- Any salty snacks (individual bags)
- Assorted snack cakes
- Nuts in a small can or jar
- Pull over hat and gloves
Donations may also be dropped off at John Allen’s home. Please do not donate lap blankets or regular blankets, bars of soap, puzzles, or magazines. No donation is too small, and all are appreciated.
The breakfast is:
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Embassy Suites Hotel in Frisco
(Frisco Conference Center)
NOTE: The code is only good until Friday morning!
The Frisco Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is extending complimentary seats to City Leaders, PD/Fire, Workers, and Veterans. Seats must be claimed by Friday, Oct 6th and availability is First Come First Served!
To claim your seat:
-Click link – www.friscoprayerbreakfast.com and hit “Get Tickets”
-Once in Eventbrite, click the orange ‘Reserve a spot’ button
-Enter frisco23 in the PromoCode field and hit ‘Apply’.
-Guest will be able to check out without paying.
-Please note, the code is only applicable to the individual registration option