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.