Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect of our veterans. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day.
It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” to account for all veterans in all wars.
Today we continue to celebrate the day as Veterans Day, still recognizing the original tie with November 11. That means Veterans Day is on the same day every year — November 11 — regardless of on which day of the week it falls. When the date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, government officials or businesses may recognize it on both the official day and the following Monday.
We celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
For the ninth year, Post 178 will deliver donations for the veterans that reside at the Texas State Veterans Home during the first week of December.
Donations may be cash, check, or credit card. 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 Donate Now for Bonham State Veterans Home.
Cash and checks may be turned in at the upcoming November 28th Membership meeting. No donation is too small, and all are appreciated.
Unloading the boxes of wreaths at the various sections of the cemetery in
preparation for the placement of each wreath at a gravesite.
On Friday, Dec 15, 2023, we will be carpooling from Frisco to Dallas – Fort Worth National Cemetery (2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy Dallas, TX 75211) to distribute wreaths the day before Wreaths Across America. If you would like to help with this, we will meet at the Walmart Supercenter located at 423 and Stonebrook, 355 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034, at 7:00 and we will be leaving at 7:30 to put in a few hours and return that afternoon. Please bring work gloves and dress according to the weather conditions. (Approximately 4 hours)
Then on Saturday Dec 16, 2022, Wreaths Across America will be at Dallas – Fort Worth National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud. (Approximately 3 hours). If you would like to attend, we will be carpooling from Frisco to Dallas – Fort Worth National Cemetery (2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy Dallas, TX 75211). We will meet at the Walmart Supercenter located at 423 and Stonebrook, 355 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034, departing at 7:30, on Saturday, Dec 16,2023. Please wear your American Legion cap.
Removing the wreaths from the gravesites and loading them on trucks for disposal.
Then in Jan 2024 we will return to Dallas – Fort Worth National Cemetery help remove the wreaths from the gravesites and placing them on trucks and trailers and returning them to large dumpsters for future disposal. Please bring work gloves and a broom stick (to pick up the wreaths) and dress according to the weather conditions. (Approximately 3 hours)
More details to follow for the Jan cleanup event.
Please let Joanne Schumm know the following information by emailing her at: Joanne.email@example.com
What days will you be attending? Please provide her with the dates.
Can you drive for the carpool?
On Saturday, November 4th, 2023, your Frisco American Legion Post opened the doors for Veterans, Auxiliary Members, Spouses and Families to enjoy a hot breakfast and the company of fellow veterans.
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 JROTC Cadet Corps.
The public and all veterans are invited to attend. Seating will be available.
L-R Larry Wilhelm, Post 178 Executive Committee Officer, Kim Carroll, Director-Marketing and Event Sales, and Ed Reed, Commander-Post 178. Not pictured are Terry Gilbert and Ted Ruybal.
Post 178 members Larry Wilhelm, Ted Ruybal, Terry Gilbert, and Ed Reed manned an area at the Frisco Gun Club Vendor Day festivities on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Team members talked with prospective new members, answered questions about the American Legion and Veterans Administration, and distributed post literature.
A number of veterans asked questions and expressed an interest in joining. The venue provided a great public relations opportunity and exposure to the large crowd. that attended.