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The Colony, Texas
Holley-Riddle Post 21
Welcome home to your Post!
Service. Patriotism. Camaraderie.
The Spring is a busy and important time of year for our American Legion Post 21.
June 8th – Flag Retirement Ceremony. All US and Texas flags that are ripped or torn or otherwise unserviceable will be retired properly with a 9:00 am service at the Legion Post location – 6301 Main Street. If anyone has a flag that should be retired, contact a Legion member or take it to City Hall where a box in the lobby awaits. In June we will be sending 8 boys to Boys State and 8 girls to Girls State. This is a significant program of the American Legion that first qualifies, and then sponsors selected seniors-to-be to attend a week of training in Austin and San Marcus on government. Many of our elected leaders or military academy recruits, or other prominent individuals have attended these programs and credit the training they acquired there, and the life-long friendships they made there for their success.
Besides those community events, we held an election of officers in May and they will be installed at our June 13th meeting. At that time committee assignments for the year will be announced.
At the June 13th meeting we will also initiate our class of new American Legion members. It is exciting to see the Post grow.
Our Color Guard presented the Colors at The Colony Walmart Store’s Grand Re-Opening. Store manager Larry Modesto also presented our Post a Grant for our community engagement in Public Safety and National Defence. Receiving the check were Adjutant Pat Zuczek and Commander Dick Ensweiler.
It is our honor to place the wreaths at DFW National Cemetery again this year, but we need your help so we can have enough wreaths this year. Please click on the above wreath if you can make a small donation to honor a service member, thank you.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.