Post 178 Color Guard and Cadets presented the Nation’s Colors and Service Flags at the 34th Lone Star Corvette Classic

Post 178 Color Guard and Cadets presented the Nation’s Colors and Service Flags at the 34th Lone Star Corvette Classic

Photos Courtesy of John Brady

 

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, the American Legion Post 178 Color Guard and cadets from the Lebanon Trail Navy National Defense Cadet Corps presented our Nation’s Colors and Service Flags at the 34th Lone Star Corvette Classic at the Marriott DFW Hotel and Golf Club.

Color Guard veterans included Terry Gilbert, Larry Wilhelm, Thor Anderson, and Bill Drake.   Cadets that attended were Cadet Ensign Avi, Cadet Seaman Adhya Pathangey, Cadet Seaman Jackson Hillier, Cadet Seaman Aanve Pathangey, Cadet PO2 Ian Willink, Cadet Ensign Peter Eliopoulos and Cadet PO3 Jashwanth Bandlamudi.

The Classic is a major event of the Lone Star Corvette Club, which was founded in 1982 and has over 1,200 members in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.  Proceeds benefit the Speedway Children’s Charities and The National Corvette Museum.

The Classic was a two-day event. On Friday there is an opportunity for parade laps at one of North Texas’ premier tracks, Eagles Canyon Raceway.  On Saturday, the day was full of sun, great cars, and wholesome fun. It started with a car show at the parking lot and ended with dinner, awards, and a live auction.

Distinguished Post 178 Member Laid to Rest In Arlington National Cemetery

Distinguished Post 178 Member Laid to Rest In Arlington National Cemetery

On April 26, 2024, a little over two years after Colonel Bernard Leo “Bunny” Talley, Jr. (USAF, Retired) left us, he was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, a fitting tribute for a remarkable American patriot.

Colonel Bernard Talley’s story is one of faith, courage, and strength in the face of great adversity. Spending 7 years as a POW he never gave up or gave in and continued to stand firm in the faith of his youth as he met the opposition and rallied together with other brave Americans.

Colonel Talley was an ordinary man who lived an extraordinary life. As was stated in his obituary, Colonel Talley and his fellow 565 POW “returnees” exemplified faith, duty, and an indomitable spirit in the face of incredible adversity which resulted in each of these extraordinary men returning with honor—something their captors never took from them.

The following 5-minute video captures a solemn military tribute featuring the playing of Taps, a seven-gun rifle salute, and the ceremonial folding of an American flag.  https://vimeo.com/943345638?share=copy

May 8th of each year, we celebrate V-E Day (Victory in Europe)

May 8th of each year, we celebrate V-E Day (Victory in Europe)

Although in 1944 the war continued in the Pacific, the free world took a moment to pause and celebrate a victory that had pushed back forces trying to subjugate much of Europe and the United Stated to the ideology of fascism.

“The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of freeborn men. They have violated their churches, destroyed their homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Our armies of liberation have restored freedom to those suffering peoples, whose spirit and will the oppressor could never enslave.”

– President Harry S. Truman, V-E Day Proclamation

Post 178 Members Invited to Welcome Home Opening Ceremonies at The Wall That Heals — LOCATION CHANGE

Post 178 Members Invited to Welcome Home Opening Ceremonies at The Wall That Heals — LOCATION CHANGE

Post 178 members are invited to attend the Welcome Home Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 7:00PM at Warren Sports Complex, 7599 Eldorado Pkwy Frisco, TX 75034 .  Plan to arrive a few minutes early to secure parking and your reserved seats.

WELCOME HOME OPENING CEREMONY DETAILS:

  • Keynote Speaker will be Major General James Livingston, Medal of Honor, USMC, (RET)
  • Traditional Vietnamese Lion/Dragon Dance
  • Candlelight Remembrance
  • TAPS on Bagpipes at Sunset (8 & 12pm)
  • A Military Inspired Drone Show (8:30pm)

 

The Wall that Heals – Frisco, TX – Event Schedule

GRAND PARK (7275 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco) – 24HR ACCESS

Tuesday | April 30, 2024

10:30AM: Escort Riders & Vehicles assemble at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Centennial

11:45AM: Safety brief with Escort Captain, Tom Ussery

12:00PM: Escort departs

12:30PM: Flag Line assembles at Grand Park to welcome procession

1:00PM: Approximate time of escort procession and TWTH truck arrival to Grand Park

**After arrival to exhibit site: Group Photo of Escort Riders

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Wednesday | May 1, 2024

8:30 AM: Assemble The Wall that Heals

6:00 PM: Volunteer Training

Thursday | May 2, 2024

12:00 AM: The Wall that Heals Opens for Viewing – 24 Hours a Day

1:00 PM: Group Tour

2:00 PM: Group Tour

3:00 PM: Group Tour

4:00 PM: Group Tour

7:00 PM: Opening Ceremony

8:12 PM: TAPS at Sunset

Book Group Tour

Friday | May 3, 2024

12:00 AM: The Wall that Heals Opens for Viewing – 24 Hours a Day

8:00 AM: Group Tour

9:00 AM: Group Tour

10:00 AM: Group Tour

11:00 AM: Group Tour

1:00 PM: Group Tour

2:00 PM: Group Tour

3:00 PM: Group Tour

4:00 PM: Group Tour

8:13 PM: TAPS at Sunset

Book Group Tour

Saturday | May 4, 2024

12:00 AM: The Wall that Heals Opens for Viewing – 24 Hours a Day

8:00 AM: Group Tour

9:00 AM: Group Tour

10:00 AM: Group Tour

11:00 AM: Group Tour

1:00 PM: Group Tour

2:00 PM: Group Tour

3:00 PM: Group Tour

4:00 PM: Group Tour

8:13 PM: TAPS at Sunset

Book Group Tour

Sunday | May 5, 2024

12:00 AM – 2:00 PM: The Wall that Heals Opens for Viewing

8:00 AM: Group Tour

9:00 AM: Group Tour

10:00 AM: Group Tour

11:00 AM: Group Tour

2:00 PM: Closing Ceremony; The Wall that Heals is Closed

Each tour group is guided by a VVMF staff member through the Mobile Education Center and The Wall. That tour plus allowing time to ask questions of the guide, lasts approximately 40-45 minutes. Tours can be shortened slightly to accommodate group/class schedules.

American Legion Post 178 Appreciation Is Rewarded with A Surprise Donation

(L-R) Ed Reed, Post 178 Commander, presented Neil Farren, owner of Strikz Entertainment in Frisco, a certificate of appreciation.

(L-R) Ed Reed, Post 178 Commander, accepts from Neil Farren, a $1000 donation to the Courcy Post 178 Foundation from the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL).

Mr. Neil Farren is a true friend of Post 178.  He has allowed the Post 178 Executive Committee to meet at Strikz Entertainment, a family owned and entertainment center in Frisco, for many years…at no cost.  The Executive Committee recently agreed that his service to Post 178 deserved recognition. He attended the April 15 Membership Meeting and was presented with a certificate of appreciation and a Post 178 coin.

To all attendees’ complete surprise, after receiving his appreciation certificate and coin, he presented a $1000 donation from the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) to the Courcy Post 178 Foundation.

BVL’s mission is a simple one – to brighten the lives of veterans each day. Since 1942, bowling centers, bowlers and sponsors have raised more than $56 million for BVL to support veterans by funding recreation therapy programs at veterans’ hospitals, clinics, and community-based counseling centers.