American Legion Initiates Member Drive

The American Legion Peter J Courcy Post 178 is conducting its 2021 membership drive.  The post is one of the largest in Texas and represents one of the state’s fastest growing communities.  Although the post currently has more than 585 members, it annually seeks to signup new and retain current veteran members to help support their numerous programs and activities in the Frisco community.

The American Legion is a patriotic veteran’s organization and is the nation’s largest veteran’s service organization.  Each of its more than 13,000 posts worldwide is committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members, veterans, and their families.

All current military and veterans who served honorably since December 7, 1941 qualify for membership.  To join visit https://friscolegion.org/about/membership.

For questions and more detail, contact Rick Redden at 214-385-0205 or friscolegion.1stvice@gmail.com

National Wreaths Across America Tradition Continues

National Wreaths Across America Tradition Continues

American Legion Post 178 recently participated in the 2020 Wreaths Across America national program at the DFW National Cemetery which involved more than 36,700 wreaths.  In addition to post members helping to unload and distribute wreaths, it worked closely to assist Audrey Henvey, a Frisco Enterprise reporter, to author an article entitled “National Tradition Continues.”  To access click https://bit.ly/34TA3KC.

Membership Drive at Frisco Gun Club

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 9:00am – 3:00pm, we will be holding a Membership Drive at the Frisco Gun Club during their Vendor Day 2019 Event. Come out and enjoy demonstrations and giveaways at FGC, and be sure to stop by our table to find out more about what we do.

Current members can also renew their membership for the upcoming year.

Recognition our Veterans Deserve – Badges of Honor

Collin County is honored to be called home by nearly 40,000 of our nation’s valiant veterans. As a Marine, ensuring my fellow servicemen and women receive the recognition they deserve for their sacrifice to our nation is incredibly important.

That’s why I’m excited to help local veterans obtain the military medals they earned in service to our country. On April 12, 2019 my office will host a Badges of Honor event to assist veterans and their families in beginning the military medal request process. Paperwork required by each military branch can be daunting, however my staff will be available to help TX-03 veterans and their loved ones complete the necessary forms.

The event will take place on Friday, April 12, 2019 at my Collin County Office located at 5600 Tennyson Blvd, Suite 275, Plano, TX 75024 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

If you are interested in requesting your military medals or decorations, or those of a loved one, please RSVP online or call my Collin County office at (972) 202-4150.

It is an honor and privilege to serve you in the United States House of Representatives.

Semper Fidelis,

Van Taylor
Member of Congress