Mar
29
Fri
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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Apr
4
Thu
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.  

WELCOME HOME!!

Apr
5
Fri
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our institutions to catch up with society, which is why over time the word “wives” in the name of the remembrance has been replaced by the word “spouses” many use the terms Gold Star Wives Day and Gold Star Spouses Day interchangeably.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

 

Apr
11
Thu
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.

Apr
12
Fri
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

Apr
13
Sat
Dallas Cowboys Military Combine presented by Caliber Collision @ AT&T Stadium
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Apr
18
Thu
American Legion, Peter J Courcy Post 178, Frisco, TX @ Frisco Senior Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
American Legion, Peter J Courcy Post 178, Frisco, TX @ Frisco Senior Center

Please join us for our monthly membership meeting.

Apr
20
Sat
VFW Motorcycle Group #17 @ Lebanon Lodge # 837
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
VFW Motorcycle Group  #17 @ Lebanon Lodge # 837

MISSION:

To promote and support the programs of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, to promote motorcycle safety programs, and to provide a social atmosphere for VFW members who share the same interests. 

Apr
26
Fri
VCONT Soldier Golf Tournament @ Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

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

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Apr
29
Mon
FVAC Monthly Meeting @ Frisco City Hall. 5th Floor
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
FVAC Monthly Meeting @ Frisco City Hall. 5th Floor

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.