30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm

30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm

After Iraq invaded the nation of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, and it was condemned by the United Nations, Operation Desert Shield began.  Desert Shield was a deployment to defend Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries from future aggression and provided a platform to...

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LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

American Legion Family members are encouraged to participate in the March 1-4 virtual Washington Conference by advocating the Legion’s priorities, viewing the National Commander’s testimony, and virtually attending commission meetings.  For more information go to: ...

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HELP FOR VETERTANS WITH STORM DAMAGE

HELP FOR VETERTANS WITH STORM DAMAGE

If you suffered a loss due to the extreme cold weather last week the following funding alternatives are available if specific requirements are met. On February 22, 2021, a Presidential Disaster Declaration was issued that included both Collin and Denton Counties.  The...

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United States Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

United States Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

February 19, 2021 is the official birthday of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Officially set-up in the late 1930s as a “civilian reserve” operation, it was non-military in nature. The Coast Guard Reserve Act of 1941 set up the Coast Guard Reserve. Although the...

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President’s Day

President’s Day

President's Day, formally known as Washington's Birthday, is a United States federal holiday that celebrate all U.S. presidents (past and present) specifically George Washington (born on February 22), the first President of the United States. President's Day dates to...

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, also known as St. Valentine’s Day, is celebrated today.  It is a tradition honored by many Americans and their families uniformed and civilian.  There is no definitive origin story to single out the one true inspiration for the holiday, but according...

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Free Tax Preparation for Veterans

Free Tax Preparation for Veterans

Tax season is here again, and it can be particularly tricky for military families. VA has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to ensure Veterans and service members receive free tax preparation and electronic filing services. Learn about the assistance...

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USO Birthday

USO Birthday

February 4th is the 80th birthday of the United Service Organizations or USO. The USO has been a fixture in military life since 1941.  The agency is a private, not-for-profit organization that works in cooperation with the Department of Defense.  It provides live...

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