Sons of The American Legion Squadron 21 paid tribute to their family members who served in the U.S. military by organizing and presenting the Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 12, in The Colony, Texas.
Squadron 21 Commander Ray Reynolds, Allen Harris and Jim Wilson led the planning of the event.
They focused on the objective of the SAL and the reason for Veterans Day - to honor their veteran family members and teach children about all veterans who answered the call to protect our freedoms. With this in mind, they coordinated a program that invited children and the community to join together during the Salute to the Branches of the Service. As each service theme song played, members of the community were invited to stand with the service flag that represented their loved ones. A microphone was then passed around so people could share their thoughts and memories – “my dad and two uncles served in the Army,” “my husband, U.S. Navy” and “my grandpa who fought in World War II" were just a few of the comments made.
Jeremy Jordan, past Post 21 commander and a Son in Squadron 21, was the guest speaker. Mayor Richard Boyer, who is also the son of a veteran, presented a city proclamation. Post 21 Commander Mary Garcia highlighted the many ways that Squadron 21 serves children, local community nonprofits and veterans. The presentation increased the city of The Colony’s awareness of the impact Squadron 21 has been making on the community since 2009.