K 9 Veterans Day
Mar 13 all-day

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.



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St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 17 all-day

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.


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Easter Sunday
Mar 21 all-day

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

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Frisco Legion Shoot @ Frisco Gun Club
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


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  We can’t reach our goals without your help! Thank you, in advance, for supporting our local Veterans!


John Keating

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
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mayor’s Veteran Social

Thu Mar 28th 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Frisco Fresh Market9215 John W. Elliott, Frisco, TX 75034 map 

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.







Vietnam Veterans Day
Mar 29 all-day

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.

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VFW Meeting @ Frisco Senior Center
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
VFW Meeting @ Frisco Senior Center

Consisting of over 150 members, Frisco’s VFW post 8273 is comprised of veterans of the United States Armed Forces that have served our country from World War II through Operation Iraqi Freedom. Their mission is to enhance lives through community service programs and special projects to include annual scholarships to high school seniors, providing services and information to local veterans and supporting current members of the armed forces that are serving overseas.  


Gold Star Wives Day
Apr 5 all-day

The terms “Gold Star family,” and “Gold Star Spouses,” and “Gold Star Wives” traditionally refer to the surviving loved ones of military members killed in the line of duty in combat. “Gold Star Wives Day” was created to honor these loved ones.

April 5 is designated as Gold Star Spouses day and will be on Friday, April 5, 2019.  As with many things in American culture, it can take time for our institutions to catch up with society, which is why over time the word “wives” in the name of the remembrance has been replaced by the word “spouses” many use the terms Gold Star Wives Day and Gold Star Spouses Day interchangeably.  This recognition of the sacrifices made by military spouses is all at once a memorial for the fallen, a remembrance day for the survivors, and an appreciation for those who are sometimes in danger of being overlooked for their support and service to the country.

The gold star has officially been recognized as a symbol of loss since 1918


American Legion Executive Committee @ Frisco Senior Center
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
American Legion Executive Committee @ Frisco Senior Center

The purpose of this meeting is to hear Officer Activity Reports, Committee Chair and Program Chair Reports, discuss any old business, new business and set the agenda for the upcoming Membership Meeting. This is not a ‘closed’ meeting and is a very good way to learn the Legion and position responsibilities quickly. However, only members of the Executive Committee can vote. Officers Activity Reports, Program Chairs & Committee Chairs Update Reports are requested to be in written form and emailed to Delbert Parsons. Written Officer Activity Reports will be submitted for the record and not read unless you have an item that needs discussion by the Committee. Program Chair and Committee Chair Reports will be read and discussed.

Badges of Honor @ Congressman Van Taylor Collin County Office
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Badges of Honor @ Congressman Van Taylor Collin County Office

Collin County is honored to be called home by nearly 40,000 of our nation’s valiant veterans. As a Marine, ensuring my fellow servicemen and women receive the recognition they deserve for their sacrifice to our nation is incredibly important.

That’s why I’m excited to help local veterans obtain the military medals they earned in service to our country. On April 12, 2019 my office will host a Badges of Honor event to assist veterans and their families in beginning the military medal request process. Paperwork required by each military branch can be daunting, however my staff will be available to help TX-03 veterans and their loved ones complete the necessary forms.

The event will take place on Friday, April 12, 2019 at my Collin County Office located at 5600 Tennyson Blvd, Suite 275, Plano, TX 75024 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

If you are interested in requesting your military medals or decorations, or those of a loved one, please RSVP online or call my Collin County office at (972) 202-4150.

It is an honor and privilege to serve you in the United States House of Representatives.

Semper Fidelis,

Van Taylor
Member of Congress