Mayor Cheney’s Purple Heart Social

Mayor Cheney’s Purple Heart Social

Wednesday, August 7th 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rotate Bar and Kitchen
454 MAIN ST, FRISCO, TX 75033

We have an exciting night planned for this year’s Purple Heart Social.
• Honor our PH recipients.
• Mayor to read proclamation.
• We will have a live auction at the end of the evening to raise money for our very own Purple Heart Monument to be erected at the Frisco’s Veterans Memorial in Frisco Commons Park.
• Medal of Honor Mobile Museum will be out front for all to tour.
• Military Order of the Purple Heart local, state and national will be in attendance.

As always, we will be honoring our PH recipients, we will have attendees from the Military Order of the Purple Heart from the local, state and national level. We will have the Medal of Honor mobile museum out for all to tour.

American Legion Post 178 is proud to be a “Purple Heart Post. “
Commander Joanne Schumm

 

Mayor Cheney’s Purple Heart Social

 

We have an exciting night planned for this year’s Purple Heart Social.
• Honor our PH recipients.
• Mayor to read proclamation.
• We will have a live auction at the end of the evening to raise money for our very own Purple Heart Monument to be erected at the Frisco’s Veterans Memorial in Frisco Commons Park.
• Medal of Honor Mobile Museum will be out front for all to tour.
• Military Order of the Purple Heart local, state and national will be in attendance.

As always, we will be honoring our PH recipients, we will have attendees from the Military Order of the Purple Heart from the local, state and national level. We will have the Medal of Honor mobile museum out for all to tour.

American Legion Post 178 is proud to be a “Purple Heart Post. “
Commander Joanne Schumm

American Legion Post 178 Frisco Freedom Fest Booth

American Legion Post 178 Frisco Freedom Fest Booth

Pictured L-R: Vice Cmdr-Membership – John Stammreich and Commander – Joanne Schumm. Not in photo Vice Cmdr-Activities – Thor Anderson,
Vice Cmdr-Public Relations – John Brady, Honor/Color Guard Captain – Bill Drake, and Executive Member – Larry Wilhelm
Photo by John Brady

The American Legion Post 178 manned an information booth at Frisco Freedom Fest 2024. Festivities concluded with one of the largest fireworks shows in North Texas.

Frisco Freedom Fest

Frisco Freedom Fest

Members of the American Legion Post 178 Color Guard and cadets from the JROTC Navy National Defense Cadet Corps presented the Nation’s Colors and service flags at the Frisco Freedom Fest. Photos by John Brady.

 

The Post 178 Color Guard and JROTC Navy National Defense Cadet Corps had the honor of presenting the Nation’s Colors and Service Flags during the opening ceremonies of the 2024 Frisco Freedom Fest. The Independence Day celebration in the City Hall Plaza had live entertainment, local vendors, a Classic Car Show and many food vendors.

American Legion Post 178 Elects New Officers

American Legion Post 178 Elects New Officers

Your 2024-2025 Post 178 Executive Committee is Fred Rogers at podium, Facing the podium from Right to Left. Joanne Schumm, John Stammreich, John Brady, Thor Anderson, Terry Gilbert, Jose Torres Sr, Jeff Magargle, Delmon Outland, Bill Drake, Larry Wilhelm. Also not pictured is Hyram Sasser.

In June, post executive committee members were elected for 2024-2025. The committee formally meets monthly to coordinate and direct the programs and volunteer efforts of the post.

Since Post 178 was chartered in 2014, membership has grown to more than 450 members, many of which reside throughout Denton and Collin Counties. Dedicated to caring for veterans, servicemembers, and their families, the post also sponsors programs that mentor community youth, provide temporary financial assistance, emergency aid for disasters, and educational scholarships. It helps veterans with their VA benefits and provides volunteer services at assisted living and senior centers. Its veteran volunteers are dedicated to community service.

 

Women Veterans Day – Jun 12, 2024

Women Veterans Day – Jun 12, 2024

Today, American Legion Post 178, celebrates all women who have served in the United States armed forces. We honor their service on this the 76th anniversary since June 12 in 1948, when President Harry Truman signed into law the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act allowing women to serve as regular members of the military.

June 6, 2024, marks the 80th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy

June 6, 2024, marks the 80th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy

We will always remember and never forget the sacrifices and valor exhibited by our armed forces on that infamous day, June 6, 1944. Every 5 years many heads of state and Veterans of the battle return to Normandy, France to commemorate D-Day but event organizers and government officials concede that this year’s event could be the last to involve living veterans, whose stories of the horrors of war bring a poignant reminder to the human cost of freedom. On this 80th anniversary, various countries putting together the event are now planning what is expected to be the most extensive D-Day commemoration in history – both in terms of size and, crucially for elderly veterans, logistics.

Approximately 150 American veterans are expected to travel to Normandy – about two dozen of whom actually fought on D-Day – said Charles Djou, the secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), the independent agency responsible for managing US military cemeteries and monuments overseas. The youngest is 96.

What we commemorate: On D-Day Allied Forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France.  The invasion is significant in history for the role it played in World War II.  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.

Code named Operation Overlord, the battle began when 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and 156,000 American, British, and Canadian servicemen landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. When it was over, the Allied Forces had suffered 10,000 casualties; more than 4,000 were dead.  Yet somehow, due to planning and preparation, and due to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces, Fortress Europe had been breached.

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 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.