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.
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.
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our institutions to catch up with society, which is why over time the word “wives” in the name of the remembrance has been replaced by the word “spouses” many use the terms Gold Star Wives Day and Gold Star Spouses Day interchangeably.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 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 responsibilitie
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.
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See attached flier for player information. See below for an opportunity to be a sponsor.
Sponsorship Opportunities: www.vcont.org/golf-tournament
Platinum Sponsor (donation amount = $5,000+)
Corporate logo on all advertising and promotional material, one foursome, space for corporate tent (either at clubhouse or on hole of choice), buffet dinner, opportunity to speak to the group and award trophies.
Gold Sponsor (donation amount = $1,000)
One foursome, space for tent and/or table at hole or clubhouse, hole sign andplace item in ditty bag.
Silver Sponsor (donation = $500)
Space for table or tent at hole or clubhouse, sign or banner at hole and place an item in the ditty bag.
Bronze Sponsor (donation = $200) Sign on hole and place item in ditty bag
Door Prize Sponsorships are available; please call 469-261-6542
Agenda: 11:45 Light lunch, 12:30 Putting Contest, 1:00 Tee Time, buffet dinner, awards ceremony, and gift drawing.
Veterans Center of North Texas is a Volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving North Texas Veterans and their families. EIN: 47-1465856 Guide Star rating: Gold www.vcont.org
A vibrant committee of engaged citizens actively developing and supporting community policy and programs that have established Frisco as a nation-leading, Veteran-ready community.
Our Mission:To support Mayor Jeff Cheney’s initiative to honor, celebrate and award Frisco’s Veterans for the contributions to our country and leverage their talent to strengthen our community and local businesses. We want Frisco to not just be a “Veteran-friendly” community but to be a “Veteran-ready” community that realizes the contributions Veterans can make to strengthen our community.
Come join our meeting to see how you can get involved. Veterans and Patriots are welcome.