Dallas Veterans Job Fair May 4, 2023

The RecruitMilitary Dallas Job Fair is a free event for veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses. The event will be held on May 4, 2023 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The job fair will feature over 100 employers from a variety of industries, including healthcare, technology, government, and more. Employers will be looking to hire for a variety of positions, from entry-level to executive.

In addition to job opportunities, the RecruitMilitary Dallas Job Fair will also offer a variety of resources and services to help veterans and military members in their job search. These resources include resume writing assistance, interview preparation, and networking opportunities.

The RecruitMilitary Dallas Job Fair is a great opportunity for veterans and military members to find a new job. The event is free to attend and there is no obligation to register. To learn more about the event and to register, please visit the RecruitMilitary website.

Here are some tips for veterans and military members who are attending the RecruitMilitary Dallas Job Fair:

  • Dress professionally. First impressions matter, so make sure you dress for success.
  • Bring multiple copies of your resume. You will likely be handing out your resume to many different employers, so it is important to have plenty of copies on hand.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about your military experience. Employers will be interested in learning about your skills and experience, so be prepared to talk about your military service.
  • Be confident. Remember, you have valuable skills and experience that employers are looking for. Be confident in your abilities and sell yourself to potential employers.

The RecruitMilitary Dallas Job Fair is a great opportunity for veterans and military members to find a new job. With a little preparation, you can make the most of this event and land your dream job.

Purple Heart Day 2020

Purple Heart Day 2020

Purple Heart Day on August 7 commemorated the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit. The Purple Heart honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers.

General George Washington created the Badge of Merit in 1782. The honor was to be presented to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action.” Its design included a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk bound with a thin edge of silver. Across the face, the word Merit was embroidered in silver. While the badge symbolized the courage and devotion of an American Patriot, no one knows who designed the award.

Until Washington’s 200th birthday, the Purple Heart persisted as a Revolutionary War footnote. Through the efforts of General Douglas MacArthur, the U.S. War Department created the Order of the Purple Heart. Today the medal bears a bust of George Washington and his coat of arms.

National Geographic recently estimated that nearly 1.9 million Purple Hearts have been awarded since its creation. It is the oldest U.S. military honor still bestowed upon service members today. Until 1944, the Purple Heart recognized service members’ commendable actions as well. Then in 1944, the requirements limited the award to only those wounded or killed in combat.

Post 178 is honored to have Purple Heart recipients in its ranks. If you know one, thank him for his sacrifice. Each unquestionably deserves it.

Submitted by Ed Reed
2nd Vice Commander
American Legion, Peter J Courcy Post 178



Every year, August 4 is celebrated as the U.S. Coast Guard Birthday, commemorating the military organization for its valor and discipline.  Since 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard has kept the nation’s waterways safe, playing a critical role in national security.

The U.S. Coast Guard patrols our coasts for drug smugglers, human trafficking and both domestic and international terrorism. As the bad guys (and girls) have gotten savvy with technology, the Coast Guard has developed sophisticated, effective technology to combat crimes on the water and at our ports. It is a 24/7 job. If you know a Coast Guard veteran or someone on active duty, thank them for their service.

Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Website

Women Veterans Day – 72 Years in the Armed Services

Women Veterans Day – 72 Years in the Armed Services

This year we celebrate 72 years of women in the armed services. On June 12, 1948, President Harry Truman signed into law the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act allowing women to serve as regular members of the military.

On May 5, 2017, Representative Victoria Neave filed House Bill 2698, establishing Women Veterans Day. HB2698 was later incorporated into Texas Senate Bill 805 and on June 9, 2017 was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott designating June 12th as Women Veterans Day.

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Image is from the Texas Veterans Commission website.

76th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion of Normandy

76th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion of Normandy

During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.

Read the whole article here: https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day

Picture is from the original article.

Frisco Memorial Day Observance

Frisco Memorial Day Observance

𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 “𝐆𝐎”

Frisco, Texas – Frisco Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8273 and the Frisco Garden Club partner to host the 2020 Memorial Day Ceremony.  At 9:00 am on Monday, May 25, 2020 veterans and members of the community will join together to pay respect to America’s heroes that fought and died in battle.  The ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial within Frisco Commons Park located at 8000 McKinney Rd, Frisco, TX 75034.  This year’s ceremony will include a keynote address from retired “Marine One” pilot and community volunteer Lieut. Col. Richard “Dick” Peasley.  In addition, the Mayor of Frisco, Jeff Cheney, the Frisco Community Band, the Frisco Chorale, and other organizations will come together to round out the program.

In this day of increased health concerns associated with COVID-19, the Frisco VFW and Garden Club request that social distancing be practiced while in attendance.  In addition, face masks are encouraged to be worn and will be available on-site, while supplies last.  Hand sanitation stations will also be available in order to mitigate risk.  Residents with increased health risks are encouraged to enjoy the program in the comfort of their home as the ceremony will be streamed live via Facebook Live.  A rebroadcast of the ceremony will be available on Facebook and YouTube.

“Although we are sensitive to the current health situation, we felt it critical to move forward with this program to honor those men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country.” commented Shenna Lawless, Commander of Frisco VFW Post 8273.  “We will honor them on Memorial Day while practicing social distancing, providing disposable face masks, and sanitation stations to those in attendance.”

The City of Frisco, Frisco American Legion Post 178, Frisco Independent School District will participate or provide support to the ceremony.  Frisco VFW Memorial Day Coordinator and Frisco Councilmember Tim H. Nelson added, “There is no way that we could pull off such a special event and in such a short time without the support and assistance of our partners.  Two weeks ago, this event looked like it would never happen.  Last week we received approval from the city of Frisco and were pulling this together in no time with all of their help.”

In this time of need, attendees are encouraged to bring in unexpired canned goods, all of which will be donated to Frisco Family Services.

Credit: Frisco Post No. 8273, Veterans of Foreign Wars, US