by larryw | Dec 1, 2022 | Community, Events
Merry Main Street Presented By Texas Health Hospital Frisco
Saturday, December 3, 2022
3:30 – 8:00 pm
3:30 pm – The Santa & Friends Parade & Holiday Gift Market, Food Vendors Open.
4:00 – 8:00 pm – Frisco Elementary School Choirs perform on three stages and Kids Holiday Store open to shoppers.
6:00 pm – City Tree Lighting Ceremony.
8:00 pm – Children’s activities close, Holiday Gift Market closes, Kids Holiday Store Close
The Merry Main Street program for choir schedules, event map, and more.
by larryw | Dec 1, 2022 | American Legion Post 178, Community, Events, Oratorical
Five high school students from the Frisco area have registered to compete for college scholarships at the American Legion post 178 Oratorical Scholarship Contest. The competition will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 9 A.M. at the Grove at Frisco Commons, 8300 McKinney Road, Frisco, TX 75034.
Orators are required to write and memorize an original speech on some aspect of the Constitution, with emphasis on a citizen’s duties and obligations to our government. Additionally, the contest requires the orator to deliver extemporaneous remarks regarding one of four amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The specific amendment will be drawn on the day of the competition.
Up to 4 winners will be selected to proceed to the district contest in Royse City on January 7, 2022. They will compete with winners from other posts in the 4th District. The contest is open to the public and admission free.
Learn more about the American Legion Peter J Courcy Post 178 at friscolegion.org
by larryw | Nov 30, 2022 | American Legion Post 178, Events
On Friday, Dec 16, 2022, 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 17, 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 17,2022. Please wear your American Legion cap.
Then in Jan 2023 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
What days will you be attending? Please provide her with the dates.
Can you drive for the carpool?
by larryw | Nov 14, 2022 | American Legion Post 178, Community
The Frisco Community Parade was held on November 12 to mark Veterans Day and to celebrate community pride. The theme is Heroes: Made to Shine! and this year’s Grand Marshal is Mack Borchardt, Special Assistant to the City Manager, former Fire Chief and Frisco native. The parade, which was originally a homecoming parade when Frisco was home to one high school, featured floats, school marching bands, high school football teams, cheerleaders, scouts, civic organizations, youth sports teams, Frisco-based professional sports teams, and local businesses.
The Frisco Community Parade is a collaboration between the City of Frisco, Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Chamber of Commerce, and the Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee.
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 | Nov 6, 2022 | American Legion Post 178
Anderson Elementary School located at 2800 Oakland Hills Dr, Plano, TX 75025, is having a Veteran’s Day program on November 8th at 6:15 pm. They are inviting Veterans to join them as they honor them during the program.
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 20, 2022 | American Legion Post 178, Giving Back
Donation Items Needed for Bonham Veterans Home
- Men’ s new undershirts (sizes L, XL)
- Griper nubby socks only (one size fits all)
- Body Wash & shampoo combination (AXE or Dove tag brands at the Dollar store)
- Chocolate and hard candy (individual bags)
- Any salty snacks (individual bags)
- Assorted snack cakes
- Nuts in a small can or jar
- Pull over hat and gloves
Please do not donate lap blankets or regular blankets, bars of soap, puzzles, or magazines.
CASH if desired: make checks out to Am. Leg. Post 178 with a note for Clyde Cosper Veterans Home. Send to Terry Meyering (Post Finance Officer) 7763 Sunflower Way, Frisco, TX 75033. Please do not donate lap blankets or regular blankets, bars of soap, puzzles, or magazines.
Cash, and purchased items should be turned in at the November 21, 2022, membership meeting, held at The Grove at Frisco Commons, Commons Hall, 8300 McKinney Road, Frisco, Texas 75034. You may also bring a check if you have not already mailed it in. 100% of donations to this fund will go to the Bonham Veterans Home. These veterans will appreciate your generosity. No donation is too small, and all are appreciated. Or bring items to John Allen’s Home: 1565 Harbor Springs Drive, Frisco, BEFORE Dec. 1, 2022.
John Allen will deliver to Bonham on Dec. 2.