US sends coffins, flags to North Korean border to receive war remains

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has previously reported that North Korean officials have notified the U.S. that they have as many as 200 sets of U.S. remains from the Korean War, however it is not clear how many would be transferred in this ceremony.

U.S. Soldier's Remains Returned

In this September 2000 file photo, United Nations soldiers carry a coffin of a missing U.S. soldier’s remains upon arrival at Yokota airbase in Tokyo. The most tangible outcome of the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seems to be a commitment to recover the remains of U.S. military personnel missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War. (Shizuo Kambayashi/AP)

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Welcome Home Veterans

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Veteran Brick Project

Walk of Honor BricksFrisco VFW Post 8273 partnered with the Veteran Brick Project to expand the Veterans Memorial located at Frisco Commons Park by adding a Veterans Walk of Honor.

As a testimony and a thank you to honor a Veteran for their service to our country, personalized bricks are now currently available to be added to the Walk of Honor. This is a way for you, future generations, and all visitors to our City to stay connected to their special veteran.

Veterans Memorial Bricks can be purchased by visiting http://www.friscovfw.org/ Any bricks purchased prior to Sep 30th will be installed before Veterans Day (Nov 11).

It is an honor to document history by adding your Veteran to the Walk of Honor.

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4th Annual Military Appreciation Day

4th Annual Military Appreciation

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National Poppy Day

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National Poppy Day:

The American Legion has the support of Congress to designate the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day, a day that encourages all Americans to wear a red poppy as a symbol to honor the fallen and support the living heroes who have worn our nation’s uniform.

After World War I, the poppy flourished in Europe. scientists attributed the growth to soils in France and Belgium becoming enriched with lime from the rubble left by the war. the red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed by those who fought and those who continue to fight for our country following the publication of the wartime poem In Flanders Fields.  The poem was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, M.D. while serving on the front line in World War I, to honor soldiers killed in battle.

The poppy became the memorial flower of the American Legion on September 27, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio.

National Poppy Day is an initiative supported by the entire American Legion Family, which includes The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion, and the American Legion Riders.

Each year, members of The American Legion Family, led by The American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation. Proceeds from the sale of items such as jewelry and other themed merchandise also benefit the mission to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.

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Women’s Veterans Day

0945 – Prelude & Band starts
1000 – Ceremony starts. Frisco Mayor Cheney will say his remarks towards the beginning of the ceremony.

Directly following the ceremony the other festivities will begin to include live music, BBQ, inflatable obstacle course and other resources available to all Veterans and their families.

1500 – Event concludes

You must RSVP to receive a wristband to eat. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-veterans-day-tickets-44226507675

Cost: FREE

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Presidential Libraries in Texas Salute the Military with Free Admission

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Participating in the 2018 Blue Star Museums program, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from May 26, 2018 through Labor Day 2018.  LEARN MORE.

 

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Post Fundraiser Cruise

American Legion Fundraiser Cruise 2018Please plan to join us on October 7, 2018 as we depart Galveston for a 7-night cruise to Roatan, Costa Maya & Cozumel on the beautiful Liberty of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean has announced a special pricing promotion fundraiser for Post 178. This is a great fundraiser for the Post and if you act quickly you can enjoy the special pricing and a great cruise. You don’t even have to be a Post member to get this rate!

100% of all monies raised on this amazing cruise go to support Post 178 Children & Youth programs.

To book your reservation just call, 469-294-8900, or email Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Frisco, frisco@cruiseshipcenters.com, and let them know you want to book the American Legion Cruise.

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Horsepower for Heroes Invitation

Horsepower for HeroesWhat – A fundraising event by local car enthusiast to cruise through Collin & Denton countryside to raise funds for “Carry The Load”
WhoLimited to the first 50 veterans who would like to ride co-pilot in hotrods, modern super cars, muscle cars – you must respond with your RSVP here.
When – Saturday, May 19th, 0800
Where – Start and return to First United Bank, 6401 South Custer Road, McKinney, TX

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Armed Forces Day

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

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On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.

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