by larryw | Nov 11, 2022 | American Legion Post 178, Community, Recognitions
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.
by larryw | Nov 8, 2022 | Community, Events
I want to provide an update on the wreath count for the Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery. Currently, 13,965 wreaths (27% coverage) have been donated to our giving cemetery. The deadline to order wreaths is 11/28/2022. You have 20 days to sponsor a veteran’s wreaths. We encourage you to go to your group’s page and make your donation. If you do not have a group that you support, feel free to use www.honordfw.com or text “Wreath1” to 20222. For every 2 wreaths texted or donated from this site, or texted extra wreath will be delivered to our cemetery.
Our ceremony will be on December 17, 2022 at 11:00AM. Everyone is welcome to participate in the laying of the wreaths. Please know that this event receives a few thousand volunteers and parking is limited. You should plan to arrive no later than 10:00AM. I highly suggest carpooling if you can. The wreath laying will begin at noon.
If you have donated a wreath but are unable to attend, please email the name, section, and site number of your veteran to Mary_Bush@friscotaxservices.com. The Civil Air Patrol will lay a wreath on the requested site.
by larryw | Oct 31, 2022 | Community, Events
The second annual fundraiser benefiting the “WW1 Mobile Museum” on Veterans Day Night, Nov 11th, from 6pm-9pm at the Collin College Frisco Conference Center. There is an opportunity for volunteers to assist with the event, which includes dinner. This is the sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4dabad2fa1f58-wwimobile
The special guest speaker, US Marine Corp wounded combat veteran Jacob Schick!
by larryw | Oct 27, 2022 | Community, Events, Recognitions
Please plan to attend the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30pm, as the Frisco Mayor & City Council recognizes this year’s Frisco Distinguished Veteran, Dick Peasley.
City Council Chamber
George A. Purefoy Municipal Center
6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75034
by larryw | Oct 14, 2022 | Community, Events
The event will be held at the Frisco Veterans Memorial located at Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Rd, Frisco, TX 75033, on November 11, 2022 at 11:00AM.
Our guest speaker is Buford ‘Boots’ Bagby, who was awarded three Purple Hearts while serving in Vietnam.
by larryw | Jul 9, 2022 | American Legion Post 178, Color Guard, Community
The American Legion Post 178 Color Guard and cadets from the Lebanon Trail Navy National Defense Cadet Corps presented the Nation’s Colors and service flags at the Frisco Freedom Fest.
Photo courtesy of Cadet Seaman Emma Ward.
The Post 178 Color Guard and Lebanon Trail Navy National Defense Cadet Corps had the honor of presenting the Nation’s Colors and Service Flags during the opening ceremonies of the 2022 Frisco Freedom Fest. The Independence Day celebration in the City Hall Plaza had live entertainment, local vendors, and The Taste of Frisco, featuring more than 20 local restaurants.
Post 178 and the Cadet Corps also manned an information booth in the ‘Patriotic Vender Village’ which included more than 20 local participants. In addition to discussing membership opportunities, cadets shared information about their program.
Festivities concluded with one of the largest fireworks shows in North Texas.