The Frisco Chamber of Commerce has a bunch of free tickets to the Texas Legends game on Military Appreciation
Night and we want to get them into the hands of those that deserve them most.
So, I am reaching out to you and the Veteran’s Council to see if you could assist us in distributing them to veterans
and their families.
Contrary to popular belief, the observed federal holiday is actually called “Washington’s Birthday.” Neither Congress nor the President has ever stipulated that the name of the holiday observed as Washington’s Birthday be changed to Presidents’ Day. Additionally, Congress has never declared a national holiday binding in all states and each state decides its own legal holidays. This is why there are some calendar discrepancies when it comes to this holiday.
So how did Washington’s Birthday come to be called Presidents’ Day? Many calendars list the third Monday of February as Presidents’ Day and many U.S. states list the holiday as Presidents’ Day. Of course, all of the 3-day retail store sales are called “Presidents’ Day” sales and this vernacular has also been influential in how we reference the holiday.
Washington’s birthday was celebrated on February 22 until well into the 20th Century. In 1968, Congress passed the Monday Holiday Law to “provide uniform annual observances of certain legal public holidays on Mondays.” By creating more 3-day weekends, Congress hoped to “bring substantial benefits to both the spiritual and economic life of the Nation.”
Today, George Washington’s Birthday is one of only eleven permanent holidays established by Congress. One of the great traditions followed for decades has been the reading of George Washington’s Farewell Address—which remains an annual event for the Senate to this day.
In a sense, Washington’s birthday helps us reflect on not just the first president but also the founding of our nation, the values, and what Washington calls in his Farewell Address, the “beloved Constitution and union, as received from the Founders.”
Representatives from numerous college and community resources will be available in one locale for the convenience and ease of veterans and military-connected students.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 Plano Campus atrium Free admittance and parking
A few of the service providers that will be in attendance include:
• The Texas Veterans Commission
• The Veterans Center of North Texas
• Military Veteran Peer Network
• 22 KILL
• Collin College Career Services
• Dallas VET Center
To see a complete list of service providers, visit www.collin.edu/gettingstarted/veterans/newsandupdates.html .
K9 Veterans Day, the day when all military dogs should be commemorated. This is an unofficial holiday, but the enthusiast make efforts to change the situation. The United States K9 Corps were created on March 13, 1942.
St Patrick is one of Ireland’s patron saints and many Americans with Irish ancestry remember him on March 17. Patrick’s Day is fixed on March 17, but may occasionally be moved by Catholic Church authorities. This happened in 1940, so that the celebrations would not fall on Palm Sunday, and in 2008 to avoid Holy Monday, the last Monday before Easter Sunday.
Eastern and Western churches continue to celebrate Easter according to different calendars, although sometimes by chance the festivals coincide. Easter celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus, which the Bible says happened around the Jewish festival, Passover
Dear Friend of the American Legion~
Frisco American Legion Post 178, in partnership with the Frisco Gun Club at 6565 Eldorado Pkwy in Frisco and our sponsors, is hosting their SECOND ANNUAL PISTOL & RIFLE SHOOT on Sunday, March 24, with registration times at 2pm; 2:45pm; 3:30pm and 4:15pm. Tickets are $100 per person.
Everything is provided for a fun and safe shooting experience! You will shoot 20 rounds of 9mm (Glock) Pistol and 10 rounds of 5.56mm (AR) Rifle. There will be three categories of shooters: “Veteran” (military service), “First Responder” (police & fire), and “Patriot” (citizens). Trophies will be awarded for Pistol, Rifle, and Overall score, and will be presented by Mayor Jeff Cheney at the “Frisco Veterans Social” at 6pm on Thursday March 28 at Frisco Fresh Market.
For more information, or to register and purchase your tickets, please visit:
Frisco American Legion Post 178 is 501c19 Texas non-profit organization and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowable by state and federal law.
Please join us as Frisco American Legion Post 178 celebrates its five-year anniversary, and veterans everywhere celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Legion! Post 178 is named for Frisco resident “Peter J. Courcy” who was KIA in Afghanistan in 2009. Today, the Frisco American Legion continues to serve our country by serving our community by providing veterans with education, employment, and emergency financial assistance.
We also teach patriotism in schools, sponsor Frisco students in the Boys State leadership program at the state capital in Austin, host an oratorical competition, fund scholarships, and support local Scout Troops. We are an all-volunteer organization, so 100% of your donation goes to work in Frisco, helping our citizens and our veterans!
If you have any questions, please contact me by phone at 214-587-0827, or by email at
email@example.com We can’t reach our goals without your help! Thank you, in advance, for supporting our local Veterans!
Pistol & Rifle Shoot Chair
Frisco American Legion Post 178
Frisco American Legion Peter J. Courcy Post 178, Frisco, Texas 75034
Mayor’s Veteran Social
Frisco Fresh Market and State Fair Carnival Rides
Free Dinner and 1 free carnival ride for Veteran and family
Please copy and paste Mayor’s site to register for the event.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 and is a way to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.