The Frisco High School Band, Choir and Orchestra, and the American Legion Post 178 color guard presented a Veterans Day tribute to honor area veterans.
The program included patriotic songs that were led by Julie Daniels, director of FHS Orchestras. Post 178 Chaplain James Schaub gave the invocation and benediction. The Post 178 color guard presented and retired the nation’s colors. Larry Wilhelm, color guard captain, and Ted Ruybal concluded the program with the POW/MIA remembrance service.
The program honored and listed the names of the 11 young men who lived in Frisco who have been killed in action since World War I. Each is honored at the Veterans Memorial in Frisco Commons with a plaque at the Wall of Honor, as well as a trail marker describing their service.
The 11th soldier listed was Cpl. Peter John Courcy, U.S. Army – Operation Enduring Freedom, who was killed in action on Feb. 10, 2009, in Afghanistan. He was 22 years old. Because Peter had attended Frisco High School, a special tribute honored him. Courcy is the namesake of Post 178.