The Colony, Texas

Holley-Riddle Post 21

Commanders Message

Let me begin by thanking all who made our Heroes Day so successful!  The Memorial Service in the morning, despite the cold weather, was well done.  Chaplin Lee Lanham offered the opening prayer followed by member Lauren Billings singing the National Anthem while The Colony High School JROTC raised the flags.  Major James Manis was our guest speaker and provided in interesting update on the Texas Guard and all they do to help in times of emergencies.  Mayor Joe McCourry presented us with a Proclamation for Veterans/Heroes Day.  Chaplin Lee Lanham offered the closing prayer.

The evening program conducted by the City and our Legion Post was well received.  At that ceremony we Rang the Bells of Peace 21 times as part of the nationwide recognition of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which concluded World War I.   Mayor and Past Commander Joe McCourry and Lt. Col. Steven Lopez talked about the importance of the military.  Member Lauren Billings lead everyone in singing God Bless America.  The celebration wrapped up with entertainment by the Sawyer Brown Band and fireworks, both of which were a big hit. 

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 21 once again had a Food Trailer on the grounds.  On this unseasonably cold November day, their hot foods, coffee and hot chocolate were quite popular!

The Post 21 Riders held their annual Car, Truck and Bike show and it was well attended.

All-in-all Veterans/Heroes Day was special.  The City of The Colony is amazing in the way they annually produce perhaps the finest Veterans/Heroes Day Event in Texas!

Dick Ensweiler

​Commander Holley-Riddle Post 21