Post 178 presenting the Texas state flag – (L-R) Terry Gilbert, Larry Wilhelm (color guard captain), and Ted Ruybal. (Photo by Ed Reed)


Post 178 observes Memorial Day at Veterans Memorial in Frisco Commons Park

Post 178 - Frisco, TX

The annual Memorial Day observance was held at the Veterans Memorial in Frisco Commons Park. Despite continuous rain, several hundred people attended the solemn ceremony that honored and mourned those who died while serving in the U. S. military. The program was hosted by the Frisco VFW and Frisco Garden Club.

This year’s ceremony included a keynote address from the Hon. Van Taylor, representative of Texas' 3rd Congressional District which includes the Collin County side of Frisco. In addition, the mayor of Frisco, Jeff Cheney, the Frisco Community Band, the Frisco Chorale and other organizations came together to round out the program.

The program also recognized Frisco fallen soldier Pvt. Cecil Cleveland Waldrum, who at 27, while serving with the 1st Special Service Force on Feb. 16, 1944, was killed in action behind enemy lines in Anzio, Italy.

The Post 178 and Post 8273 color guards presented the nation’s colors. The Post 178 color guard has participated in the annual observance for six consecutive years. Vice Commander Rick Redden also participated in the formal recognition of Post 178 veterans who passed away since June 2020.

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